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.
Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books.
Please support our new online campaign we created via Thunderclap in support of library services for teens!
Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of library services for teens and its cruciaol role in helping them develop critical literacy skills.
How Thunderclap works:
The Thunderclap allows people to pledge a Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook message that is unleashed at the same time. It’s completely safe and will automatically post exactly one message on your behalf at 1pm, eastern, on Oct. 19. The message has been pre-created by YALSA and says: “Teen Read Week is ur chance 2 support teen #literacy & #libraries! Check out these 10 easy ways 2 take action! http://ow.ly/pBXXy”
Please join and support our Thunderclap -- it's easy as 1-2-3!
Teens can now vote for their favorite titles for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten!
Vote now through October 19.
The top ten titles with the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten.
Winners will be announced the week of October 21st.
Happy voting! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/
Registrants of the Teen Read Week website can sign up to participate in a free webinar called Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye. Join YALSA as we travel the YA literary world via booktalk seeking the unknown through 25+ titles!
The webinar takes place on August 22nd, from 2pm - 3pm ET. The first 100 people who sign up with the link below will be able to participate.There will also be a recording of the webinar available afterwards.
Hope you all can join us!
If you missed the live chat hosted by YALSA's TRW Committee, you can check out the online archive. And be sure to mark your calendar for the next Teen Read Week Twitter chat: Sept. 3rd from 1-2, eastern!