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!
Check out the winners of the book giveaway
2015 Teens' Top Ten book giveaway winners announced!
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.
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.
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
Celebrating Teen Read Week™ this year? Don't forget to order your themed products! There are posters, bookmarks, a manual, and more! http://www.alastore.ala.org/trw
Visit the ALA Store. The American Library Association develops many resources for the library and information services communities. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs…See More
Need practical programming ideas? Get them with our Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC book, available in the ALA store. http://bit.ly/1o9BGEw
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Did you know YALSA has a research journal called The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults (JRLYA)? Check it out & sign up for updates here: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/
The official research journal of the Young Adult Library Services Association
Read our Teen Programming Guidelines to find best practices in planning, hosting & evaluating library programs http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teen-programming-guidelines
These guidelines are intended to guide library staff who design, host, and evaluate library programs with and for teens. They were developed in alignment with YALSA’s report, The Future of Library…See More
Have your teens checked out the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees yet? Encourage them to read the nominees to vote for their favs in August! http://bit.ly/1DnwGGY
Here are the nominees for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten. Read the nominees and vote for your favorites in August! Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.
When Biloxi Junior High students return to school, they might be surprised at what they see in one of the hallways. Teachers are spending part of their summer working on a creative project.
Like having print & digital versions of books? Our publication, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff, has a print/e-book bundle! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11373
The print edition and the e-book edition of this title are also available separately.Save up…See More
Application Deadline for The Hub Member Manager Position Extended! YALSA is seeking a new member manager to begin in August 2015. Interested applicants may send in their resume and cover letter by the extended deadline of July 1, 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Beginning this August, the Hub will expand its focus to materials of all kinds for teen library collections, including but not limited to books, graphic novels, graphic nonfiction, comics, periodicals, visual and audio media, digital resources…See More