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.
The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14th, featuring the theme 'Unleash Your Story." Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories as well as find stories, biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and more in their local library. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW17.
The applications for the 2018 Summer Learning Resources and Teen Summer Intern grants are now open! Twenty of each grant, worth $1,000 each are available and generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Apply by Jan. 1, 2018. Eligibility requirements apply. Apply here.
2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open! Now through Oct 14th, teens (and only teens, sorry librarians!) are able to vote for their favorite titles amongst the 26 nominees. The voting site is hosted again this year by DOGObooks. Encourage your teens to read and vote for their favorites! You can visit our Teens’ Top Ten site for an annotated list of the nominees and more information. And connect with us on social media by using #yalsaTTT.
With Summer Reading ending and TRW 2017 coming up fast, 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 librarians across the…Continue
The best way to get young people to read is by making the situation real for them. If they see themselves in the characters, they will likely be more interested in the story. Same goes with being able to have a conversation with the author. Having…Continue