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!
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.
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.
Have you heard? The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees were announced yesterday! Check them out via this video: http://bit.ly/1DnwGGY
Here are the nominees for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten. Read the nominees and vote for your favorites in August! Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.
Remember Second City? Then you’ll enjoy this public service announcement from Bobby Bittman in support of the “public liberry.” Happy National Library Week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z08OaO_HX9o
SCTV, 11/26/82 - Bobby Bittman's PSA for the Public Library Association, and the importance of getting…See More
Need program ideas for your summer reading program? Our Summer Reading Program Manual has lots of great program ideas & resources! Get it now at the ALA store! http://bit.ly/yfjvFL
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Need easy teen programming ideas? Get our Practical Programming book! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=10707
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Read our new Teen Programming Guidelines to find best practices in planning, hosting & evaluating library programs http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teen-programming-guidelines
These guidelines are intended to guide library staff who design, host, and evaluate library programs with and for teens. They were developed in alignment with YALSA’s report, The Future of…See More
How can you amp up your teen summer reading/summer learning program to empower teens and support connected learning? Join us TODAY, Tuesday, 4/14, 11:30 a.m. EST for Connected Learning - Summer Reading/Summer Learning, the 2nd in a series of twitter chats from YALSA National Guidelines Committee with Katherine Trouern-Trend, @kttrend. Use the #yalsachat hashtag to join in on the conversation.
Did you know YALSA has a research journal called The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)? Check it out & sign up for updates here: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/
The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association