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. 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!
From now until the end of the year, Congress is hard at work on a new education bill that would provide federal funding for schools. Your congressperson needs to hear from you to know that it’s vital to include school libraries in this new bill. Here is your chance to do something locally to initiate national change!
Since Teen Read Week 2015 is approaching, now is a great time to invite your members of Congress to visit your library or take a trip to visit their district office. Whether you are hosting an early kickoff to Teen Read Week or looking to expand your #TRW15 programs beyond the week, this opportunity gives congress members and library supporters to get involved. Congress is in recess during the week of Oct. 12th-16th, which makes it a great time to invite your congressperson to your library or visit their district office!
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Register now for the upcoming free Teen Read Week webinar
"Reaching Out with TRW 2015: ID'ing and Serving the Teens in Your Community".
This 60-minute webinar will take place Tuesday, October 6 at 12pm Eastern / 11am Central / 9am Pacific. In addition to considering reasons why your library celebrates Teen Read Week and who you would like to reach with your events/programs, you will learn the following:
How might you promote teens to Read for the Fun of It? Share your active and passive programming ideas that does or does not inhabit the idea to Get Away @Your Library. Continue
Hello everyone!I work at a school library, and we want to host a "page-to-screen" after school movie screening in the library. However, we are concerned about movie licensing issues. We have been wanting to hold this type of event where students can…Continue