About Teen Read Week

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).

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Twitter Chat -- September 29, 2014 2PM-3PM EST

Posted by YALSA on September 15, 2014 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

Join us for a Twitter chat and share with us your ideas, pictures, and advice on Teen Read Week Displays/Decorations on Monday, September 29 from 2-3PM EST!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use Tweetchat! Can’t make it to the twitter chat? No problem! Interested participants are encouraged to join in on the discussion anytime during that day on the Teen Read Week discussion forums! The discussion topic will be titled “2014 TRW Display/Decorating…

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Twitter Chat -- September 15, 2014 2PM ET

Posted by YALSA on September 5, 2014 at 10:41am 0 Comments

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW Marketing on Monday, September 15 from 2-3PM EST!



Please share with us your themed #trw14 marketing ideas!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use Tweetchat! Can’t make it to the twitter chat? No problem! Interested participants are encouraged to join in on the discussion anytime during that day on the Teen Read Week discussion forums! The discussion topic will be titled “2014 TRW Marketing…

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Twitter Chat -- September 3, 2014 2PM ET

Posted by YALSA on August 21, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW programming on Wednesday, September 3 from 2-3PM EST!

Please share with us your themed #trw14 programming ideas!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use Tweetchat! Can’t make it to the twitter chat? No problem! Interested participants are encouraged to join in on the discussion anytime during that day on the Teen Read Week discussion forums! The discussion topic will be titled “2014 TRW Programming…

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Android Version of Teen Book Finder App Now Available

Posted by YALSA on August 8, 2014 at 9:14am 0 Comments

An android version of YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app is now available!

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently also available through the Apple App Store.

The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:

  • The ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • A Find It! button, powered by the…
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[Discussion] 2014 TRW Marketing Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Neil Krasnoff 3 hours ago. 1 Reply

Please share with us your Teen Read Week marketing ideas and plans!For example, what has worked for you? What hasn't?What are the best ways to reach tweens/teens?What marketing resources did you use?Continue

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Gail Zachariah 14 hours ago. 33 Replies

This space is intended for the use of the grantees of the 2014 Teen Read Week activity grant.Continue

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Marcie Morgan yesterday. 5 Replies

Please share your themed hands on programs here!Continue

[Discussion] 2014 TRW Display/Decorating Ideas

Started by YALSA on Monday. 0 Replies

Please share with us what you've done to decorate your library or school in preparation for Teen Read Week 2014.Pictures are welcome!Continue

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Last chance summer fun with YALSA! The 2015 Summer Reading & Learning Taskforce wants to hear your opinions on the best ways to evaluate your summer reading programs. What worked well and will be implemented in your programming for 2015? What was less successful? Join your colleagues for an end-of-summer tweet-up on Monday, October 6 at 3PM (EST). Join in on the discussion by using the hashtag #SRPEval Follow along easily with tweetchat.com http://bit.ly/1v6azzd

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Neil Krasnoff replied to YALSA's discussion [Discussion] 2014 TRW Marketing Ideas
"I am new to a very large high school campus. So far, we have succeeded in launching a library Website, which has attracted quite a bit of traffic. We're using the front-page blog and the associated Twitter account to publicize our TRW…"
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Gail Zachariah replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Kayla, We've had problems with coordinating with our high school too. I really wanted our play to be an evening play but the only time when could offer it that wouldn't compete with homecoming or other scheduling issues was during the…"
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Help teens flourish in college and get ahead of the game in college readiness with our Outstanding Books for the College Bound digital download collection of pamphlets, posters, and booklists! http://bit.ly/1kRFAGQ

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Marcie Morgan replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"At the Danville Public Library we are having trivia sheets Monday through Thursday with questions about authors and books.  Every completed trivia sheet gets you a chance in the drawing for an autographed "City of Bones" book by…"
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Barbara Mease replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"I always wanted to do a program on Star Wars. The Teens will be creating Star Wars characters made with shrunken apples."
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Barbara Mease replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"Heather, I really like your idea of focusing on audio books. I am going to try to incorporate them into my programs. Barbara  "
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Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Gail, This week has been pretty crazy for our play. The venue we picked was a local high school. I figured it would be great to get them to partner with us on the event and they were excited to as well. However, three weeks from the date of our…"
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Gail Zachariah replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hi Kayla, Teens are busy. We had the same thing happen at our play so I'm taking a role too. Our play include teens, library staff, and volunteers. Gail Zachariah, Keene Public Library "
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Gail Zachariah replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hi! My name is Gail Zachariah. I'm the Head of Youth and Community Services at the Keene Public Library In Keene, N.H. Keene is a small town of about 23,000 and we are super excited to be able to offer some really cool programs thanks to our…"
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Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to a webinar about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
  • 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

Learning from Teens: Thoughts for Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” to share our knowledge, resources, services, and collections with teens in an effort to promote reading for fun. As professionals … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn’t it a beautiful library? Keep reading … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real … Continue reading

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