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.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW15

Get Away @ your library Theme

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries to use the Get Away theme during Teen Read Week™, October 18 - 24, 2015, to spotlight all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it. An annual celebration, this year’s theme encourages libraries to help teens escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, part time jobs and so on by picking up something to read.  Interpret the theme in ways that highlight a variety of resources in your collection—fantasy novels, sci-fi, beach reads, travel books, tales of adventure and escape, and more!

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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

Posted by YALSA on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below!

Download a list of the nominees with annotations here.

Free TRW Webinar: Build Your Budget; April 21, 12PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Registrants of this site can participate in a free webinar titled, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!

This Teen Read Week webinar focuses on how teen services library workers can advocate within and beyond their respective library systems for funds. Learn how to seek out sponsors and partners for external funding, while also advocating within your library for a budget that includes financial resources for teen services! 100 seats available. Register here.

2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 10, 2015 at 9:33am 0 Comments

The application period for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway is now open! Forty (40) sets of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need.

Apply now through May 1, 2015. Please note that eligibility requirements do apply. Learn more here.

2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 1, 2015 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

The application period for the 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant is now open! Ten grants worth $1000 each are available to fund Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2015. The Teen Read Week site will officially go "live" April 16, so be sure to join the site for the latest updates!

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Thinking and Brainstorming already

Started by Valerie DiLorenzo May 16. 0 Replies

Created this ticket on glassgiant.com. Maybe it will be attached to give-aways or maybe just used to decorate the library.Continue

Tags: give-aways, decorating, decorate, TRW

TRW decorating and display ideas

Started by YALSA May 11. 0 Replies

How are you decorating your library for Teen Read Week? Pictures are welcome!Continue

How Have Libraries Served At-Risk Teens in Your Community?

Started by YALSA May 11. 0 Replies

Our topic is ‘how have libraries served at-risk teens in your community?’ We want your personal stories of how a library/librarian has positively influenced an under-served teen or group of teens in…Continue

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"The Facebook board was well supported. They had to put up a favourite character's status - something that they would post on facebook."
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"The twitter board was put up to encourage the students to tweet about their favourite book in 140 characters. Not so successful."
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WGHS Book Crossing Readathon at Westville Girls High School

May 27, 2015 at 7am to June 25, 2015 at 12am
I am going to try a bookcrossing activity for the last two weeks of this term. Have a look at the website. http://www.bookcrossing.com/I am going to ask the senior monitors to bring a book they would like to share with someone and then all my books will have the bookcrossing stickers in them.The monitors will explain to the school in an assembly how Book Crossing Works and also try to create a hype around it..We will then leave these…See More
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Join this site!

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

  • A low-res download of the 2015 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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