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 in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14th, featuring the theme 'Unleash Your Story." Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories as well as find stories, biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and more in their local library. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW17.
We've announced our 2017 Teens' Top Ten list! Did your favorites make the cut? Find out the winners in the announcement video, featuring the stars of the movie Everything, Everything! #yalsaTTT
Did your library celebrate Teen Read Week this year? Well we want to hear your feedback! Sharing your input with YALSA gives us the opportunity to improve future initiatives and make the next TRW even better. So let us know what you think! The survey is open through 11/2. And as always, thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness of the great resources libraries have to offer teens!
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