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!
Our topic is ‘how have libraries served under served teens in your community?’ We want your personal stories of how a library/library worker has positively influenced an under-served teen or group…Continue