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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2015 Teen Read Week™ Announced!

Posted by YALSA on January 16, 2015 at 10:46am 0 Comments

The theme for this year's Teen Read Week is "Get Away @ your library" and will take place October 18-24.

Check back this spring for updated artwork, resources, and more!

Vote for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Theme!

Posted by YALSA on January 6, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Help us choose the next Teen Read Week theme by voting for your favorite out of the four choices provided in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK87KVH

The survey is now closed. Thanks for voting and stay tuned for the announcement & updated website this spring!

2014 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!

Posted by YALSA on October 20, 2014 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Learn more about the Teens' Top Ten here.

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Rachel Sweany Nov 28, 2014. 55 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 Kayla Kuni Oct 21, 2014. 12 Replies

Please share your themed hands on programs here!Continue

[Discussion] 2014 TRW Display/Decorating Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Heather Stewart Oct 17, 2014. 6 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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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Jennifer Blair Oct 10, 2014. 4 Replies

Please share your contest ideas related to the theme here!Continue

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An Evening of Verbal Play and Signing at Richmond Public Library

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New York Times best selling authors Gayle Forman “If I Stay” and Maggie Stiefvater “The Shiver Trilogy. Join us for this free event sponsored by the Fountain Bookstore and hosted by the Richmond Public Library.See More
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Our Teen Tech Week™ twitter chat about teen tech trends in TTW programming is going on now till 1PM EST! Participate and share your ideas by using the hashtag #TTW15

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Did you know? YALSA has a Teen Book Finder app (available in iOS and android) that can help you find great recommended reading for teens! Download it today! http://bit.ly/1sGxSy4 (android) http://bit.ly/S8Wi6Z (iOS)

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We're all packed up & ready to go to the ALA Midwinter Meeting! We hope to see you there, but if you can't make it, follow the action on Twitter with #alamw15 and #ALAyma

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Join us for a Teen Tech Week™ twitter chat TODAY from 12-1PM EST while we discuss "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15. http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

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Don't forget to join us TOMORROW, January 23 from 12-1PM EST for a twitter chat about tech trends in Teen Tech Week™ programming. Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15. Hope you can join us! http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

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Do you have an appreciation for young adult literature? Why not join us on Monday, Feb. 2 for the Youth Media Awards as we unveil the winners of YALSA’s Alex and Edwards book award, as well as many more! http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards

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Libraries are for Making... Celebrate Teen Tech Week™ March 8-14 to celebrate "making" in libraries! Tell us what your library "makes!" http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

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Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our free report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report

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Don't forget to join us for a Teen Tech Week™ twitter chat THIS Friday, January 23 from 12-1PM EST while we discuss "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15. http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

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Books, books, and more books! The 2015 Youth Media Awards take place Monday, Feb. 2. Won’t you join us as we honor YALSA’s Morris and Nonfiction Award winners, as well as many more? http://www.ilovelibraries.org/booklovers/youth-media-awards

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Gear up for Teen Tech Week™ with monthly Twitter chats, starting Friday, January 23rd from 12-1PM EST. This month's topic will be "Utilizing Teen Tech Trends in TTW Programming." Participate by using the hashtag #TTW15. http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

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Have you visited YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub lately? Check it out for great info about teen reads! http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/

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Happy 2015! Last year (yup) Geri Diorio posted a fantastic summary of the best young adult books lists from 2014 including Horn Book, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. My New Year’s resolution was to…

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2015 Teen Read Week™ Announced!

The theme for this year's Teen Read Week is "Get Away @ your library" and will take place October 18-24.Check back this spring for updated artwork, resources, and more!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 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 working with teens in the library, each of us curates our own personal collection—in folders Read More →

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 to see how Patricia involves the teens in her library and what she did for Read More →

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 life version of an alternative reality game whereby participants must “Seek the Unknown” throughout the Read More →

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