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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2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee Book Trailers!

Posted by YALSA on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Excited to get voting next month? Check out these awesome book trailers created for each 25 nominees by the Teens' Top Ten Committee!

How Library Programs Benefit Teens Fact Sheet

Posted by YALSA on June 30, 2014 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Download and share this two page fact sheet about how library programs benefit teens, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with your supervisor, co-workers, community partners and more.

Teen Read Week Webinar, June 10 2PM ET:Career & College Readiness Programs for Libraries

Posted by YALSA on June 5, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Using her experiences at the Santa Ana Public Library in California, Cheryl Eberly discussed ways in which libraries can leverage their Teen Read Week programs to promote college and career readiness resources and programs to teen patrons.

Missed out on the webinar? Join the website to get access to the recording and slides!

Access to the recording and slides can be found on the "Webinar" page under the Planning tab.

Teen Blogging Contest

Posted by YALSA on May 27, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!

Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!

Apply by August 1, 2014.

For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner tab.

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

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Sara Brunkhorst replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hi my name is Sara Brunkhorst and I am the Teen Librarian for the Lemont Public Library in the southern suburbs of Chicago. I am the only Teen Librarian for my library and we have a small but loyal group of regular program attendees (about 8 for our…"
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Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Teardrop by Lauren Kate http://youtu.be/z8senx7xLtE

Teardrop Book Trailer

Teardrop by Lauren Kate is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Heather Stewart replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hi! My name is Heather Stewart and I am the Teen Librarian at Johnsburg Public Library (The first one they ever had!). We are located in Northern Illinois about 10 minutes from the Wisconsin border. We are a small community with about 2,000 teens.…"
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Are the teens and tweens in your library MAKING brilliant stuff this summer? Apply for our 2014 Maker Contest! Tell us about your successful programs and how you facilitated making at your library for a chance to earn bragging rights and win fab prizes, such as MaKey MaKey invention kits! Apply by Sept 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/1hOXCbQ

Maker Contest 2014

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Can't contain your excitement to start voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten? Check out this book trailer for one of the nominees, Splintered by AG Howard! http://youtu.be/Mn_FKx53C4k

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Splintered by AG Howard is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Thank you .... Jimmy Fallon for bringing thank you notes back into vogue (and for mentioning libraries). Know Thank You Notes http://tinyurl.com/ok2chfg

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Jennifer Blair replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs
"Teens at the Covina Public Library will have the opportunity to participate in a writing and art contest. They will be asked to turn in either an essay or an art piece that interprets what turning dreams into reality means to them. The top three…"
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Jennifer Blair replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs
"Teens are invited at the Covina Public Library to participate in the volunteer/career fair. This will allow teens to explore different local avenues and be inspired to reach for their dreams. The volunteer/career fair will allow local organizations…"
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Jennifer Blair replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests
"The Covina Public Library will be challenging teens during Teen Read Week with an art and writing contest! Teens can participate in either contest and are challenged to turn in items that best interpret what turning their dreams into a reality means…"
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Teen Read Week at Covina Public Library: 234 N. Second Ave., Covina, CA 91723

October 14, 2014 at 12pm to October 18, 2014 at 5pm
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Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry! http://youtu.be/J74wXCpFxtc

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die Book Trailer

The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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Planning your Teen Read Week? Don't forget to order your themed materials! There are posters, bookmarks, manuals, and more! http://teenreadweek.ning.com/page/official-products

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The Teen Read Week section of the ALA Store features numerous TRW related products. Get your 2014 Turn Your Dreams into Reality themed: poster book…

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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

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

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Deena Viviani

Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading

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