About Teen Read Week

The 2018 event will be held Oct. 7 - 13th, featuring the theme "It's Written in the Stars: READ." Library staff, afterschool providers and educators can use this theme to encourage teens to think and read outside of the box, as well as seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of- this-world reads.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW18.  This site will launch with the 2018 theme and resources during National Library Week, April 8 - 14, 2018

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 in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 


2018 TTT Voting Open!

Posted by YALSA on August 15, 2018 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

We announced today that the 2018 Teens’ Top Ten voting is now open! Now through the October 13, teens can vote for their 3 favorite titles from our list of nominees! Check out and share the nominees video below and encourage your teens to vote

And applications are now open for our 2019-2020 Teens' Top Ten groups! Find information and the application here!

2018 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced

Posted by YALSA on April 16, 2018 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

Encourage teens to check out the 25 nominees and read them over the summer so they can vote for their favorites in August!

View a list of the nominees with annotations here.


[Grantees] 2018 Teen Read Week Grantees

Started by YALSA. Last reply by KIMBERLY S MCCALLISTER on Friday. 37 Replies

This space is for the 2018 TRW grantees to share info and updates about their programs.Continue

Teen Read Week Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Janelle Odate on Thursday. 7 Replies

What new Teen Read Week program ideas do you have around engaging diverse teens? Share them with us here!Continue

Teen Read Week 2018: It's Written in the Stars

Started by Candace Ushery Aug 7. 0 Replies

My group will be designing 8 x 10 themed artwork to transfer onto a white t shirt.Continue

[TRW 2017] How do you get teens to unleash their stories?

Started by Justin C Switzer. Last reply by Jenni Kitchen Oct 27, 2017. 7 Replies

With Summer Learning over and TRW 2017 upon us, I'd like to hear some of your ideas on how you get the young people at your library to share their stories, promote literacy, and improve their writing skills. I know library staff across the country…Continue

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Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2018 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

Reaching Teens through Passive Programs

Do you have trouble getting teens into your interactive programs for your teens during Teen Read Week? Are you still trying to understand your teen demographic? Teens are busy students, especially during their final high school years, but they can certainly still participate in other planned activities on their own… Continue reading

Do You Speak Game?

At the White Oak Library District, I helped work on my library’s district wide strategic plan. The one place I knew we were failing our patrons was with families who were learning English as a second language. We always talk about ways to better serve our patrons in this aspect… Continue reading





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