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.  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!

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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

Posted by YALSA on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below!

Download a list of the nominees with annotations here.

Free TRW Webinar: Build Your Budget; April 21, 12PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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.

2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 10, 2015 at 9:33am 0 Comments

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.

2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 1, 2015 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

The application period for the 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant is now open! Ten grants worth $1000 each are available to fund Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2015. The Teen Read Week site will officially go "live" April 16, so be sure to join the site for the latest updates!

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TRW decorating and display ideas

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How Have Libraries Served Under Served Teens in Your Community?

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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

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You've got an amazing summer line-up of programs at your library: great performers, cool hands-on projects and some fun, self-directed programs. How do you reach teens over the summer break? Discuss best practices with your fellow library workers on Tuesday, June 2 at 3PM EST on Twitter. Use #yalsachat to participate. Don't forget to "share" this great opportunity with others and tell them to join!

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Planning your Summer Reading/Learning 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

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Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2015 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
  • 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

Learning from Teens: Thoughts for Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” to share our knowledge, resources, services, and collections with teens in an effort to promote reading for fun. As professionals working with teens in the library, each of us curates our own personal collection—in folders Read More →

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 to see how Patricia involves the teens in her library and what she did for Read More →

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 life version of an alternative reality game whereby participants must “Seek the Unknown” throughout the Read More →

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