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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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

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This space is intended for the use of the grantees of the 2014 Teen Read Week activity grant.Continue

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs

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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, Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray http://youtu.be/MTpHaBNYbf8

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Maybe I Will by Laurie Gray is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is one of the twenty five nominees of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! Voting starts August 15 so check it out so you can vote! http://youtu.be/qK_XJuDIHUQ

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Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee! If you haven't read it yet, check out the book trailer for it below! Or if you have, tell us how you liked it! http://youtu.be/VBGYcmVUnwo

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The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee! Check out the book trailer below! http://youtu.be/FKJohkt2Yhw

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Excited about the Teens' Top Ten voting starting August 15? Check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block! http://youtu.be/G4hjQInenLw

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Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at…

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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

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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, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo! http://youtu.be/V-ea9m3Ru_0

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Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens

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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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