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!
Join us for a twitter chat titled "Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens" on September 11 @ 2PM EST!
The start of the school year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “get away” from the library and connect with those underserved populations. Join us in our Twitter chat to share your TRW 2015 goals in reaching those groups outside the library walls or gain ideas on how you might best serve your community.
Use #TRW15 to join in on the conversation.
Libraries and other organizations that provide afterschool activities for youth can apply now through August 27th for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award, administered by the Afterschool Alliance. Learn more or access the application at: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/awards.cfm
Check out the winners of the book giveaway
2015 Teens' Top Ten book giveaway winners announced!
Have you registered for our YA Services Symposium yet? Early bird registration ends September 15! Register now for the best rates! Learn more about programs, events, and registration here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium
Find more details on YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium, Nov. 6 - 8, 2015, in Portland, Oregon
Need advice on planning & hosting library programs? Read our 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…See More
Need recommending reading for teens? Look no further than our 2015 Reads 4 Teens recommended reading pamphlets & bookmarks digital download! On sale now in the ALA store! http://bit.ly/1chCERp
Please note: this product is a digital download. .zip file download Year Published: 2015 The download link for this…See More
New or unfamiliar to teen services? Get our publication, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff, (e-book version also available) for practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11341See More
Do you know why libraries important for teens? Read and download our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://bit.ly/1n6PoKS
Download "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action" (PDF) or the Executive Summary (PDF).…See More
Why attend our Young Adult Services Symposium? We'll let past attendees do the talking via this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRo-XX9bh-0
Register now for YALSA's Young Adult Services Symposium taking place Nov. 6-8 in Portland, Oregon! Learn more and register here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yal...
Celebrating Teen Read Week™ this year? Don't forget to order your themed products! There are poster, bookmarks, a manual, and more! http://www.alastore.ala.org/trw
Visit the ALA Store. The American Library Association develops many resources for the library and information services communities. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for…See More
Back to School YALSA Publication Sale! Save 50% off on select YALSA self-published titles! The Complete Summer Reading Manual; $20; http://bit.ly/1eVAbqu Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week Manual; $17.50; http://bit.ly/1NWQc14 Cool Teen Programs for Under $100; $17.50; http://bit.ly/1kRG1Ry Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults; $12.50; http://bit.ly/1hhBeIn…See More
Do you work with or for teens in a library setting? Read and download our new "Core Professional Values for the Teen Services Profession" document to learn about principles that can help guide the decisions, actions, and behaviors of library staff working with and for teens. http://bit.ly/1SZZmv2
This document includes nine core values that define…See More