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.
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://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
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Planning your Summer Reading Program? Visit our Summer Reading & Learning website to find, share, and discuss resources with other educators! Free resources include: archived webinars, marketing materials such as fliers, PowerPoints, toolkits, guidelines, and more! http://bit.ly/14x7Q3n
Summer Reading & Learning is a social network
Have you heard? Registration for YALSA's YA Services Symposium, taking place Nov. 6-8 at the Hilton in Portland, Oregon is open! Learn more about programs, events, and registration here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium Don't forget to "share" this news with others!
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Planning your Teen Read Week 2015? Apply for our #TRW15 activity grant! Ten libraries will receive $1000 each for their literacy activity. Apply by June 1, 2015. Eligibility requirements apply. http://bit.ly/1CPpzbi
Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its me…
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
Attention teen librarians in the San Francisco Bay Area: YALSA is recruiting teens to participate in the BFYA feedback session at ALA Annual in San Francisco. See details and application here: http://tinyurl.com/noj8fn6 Thank you! Kristine Macalalad Youth Participation Coordinator YALSA Local Arrangements Committee ALA Annual 2015
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Did you know? YALSA has a research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Check out the latest research article titled, “You Are What You Read: Young Adult Literacy and Identity in Rural America” here: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/
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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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Did you know? YALSA has a research journal, The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. Check out the latest research article titled, “The Real Deal: Teen Characters with Autism in YA Novels” here: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/
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