Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library Theme
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries to use the Turn Dreams into Reality theme during Teen Read Week™, October 12-18, 2014, to spotlight all the great resources and activities they provide to inspire teens to succeed in school and beyond. An annual celebration of reading for fun, this year’s theme can be used to highlight a variety of resources in your collection—inspirational stories, career resources, how-to books and more! Use these materials to increase awareness of the great resources and services libraries have to offer teens and their families and to promote the importance of pleasure reading in all its forms (books, magazines, newspapers, e-books, audiobooks, & more).
Using her experiences at the Santa Ana Public Library in California, Cheryl Eberly discussed ways in which libraries can leverage their Teen Read Week programs to promote college and career readiness resources and programs to teen patrons.
Missed out on the webinar? Join the website to get access to the recording and slides!
Access to the recording and slides can be found on the "Webinar" page under the Planning tab.
Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!
Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!
Apply by August 1, 2014.
For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner tab.
Are the teens and tweens in your library MAKING brilliant stuff this summer? Apply for our 2014 Maker Contest! Tell us about your successful programs and how you facilitated making at your library for a chance to earn bragging rights and win fab prizes, such as MaKey MaKey invention kits! Apply by Sept 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/1hOXCbQ
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Can't contain your excitement to start voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten? Check out this book trailer for one of the nominees, Splintered by AG Howard! http://youtu.be/Mn_FKx53C4k
Splintered by AG Howard is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry! http://youtu.be/J74wXCpFxtc
The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
Planning your Teen Read Week? Don't forget to order your themed materials! There are posters, bookmarks, manuals, and more! http://teenreadweek.ning.com/page/official-products
The Teen Read Week section of the ALA Store features numerous TRW related products. Get your 2014 Turn Your Dreams into Reality themed: poster book…
Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray http://youtu.be/MTpHaBNYbf8
Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens