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).
Throughout all of October, YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub, is featuring blog posts from our teen guest bloggers from our Teen Read Week Teen Blogging Contest.
Topics range from How to Get over a Fictional Death to The Beauty of Short Stories, and more so be sure to check out The Hub every day in October to see the blog posts by our lovely teen bloggers!
To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use Tweetchat! Can’t make it to the twitter chat? No problem! Interested participants are encouraged to join in on the discussion anytime during that day on the Teen Read Week discussion forums! The discussion topic will be titled “2014 TRW Display/Decorating…Continue
Apply now for our Summer Reading Resources & Teen Intern Program grants! Each are worth $1000. Twenty of each grant will be awarded to libraries in need. Apply by Jan 1, 2015. http://bit.ly/1bxbC33
Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will be giving out two types of grants.The applications for the grants typically open in mid-Septemb…
Author Claudia Gray wants you to lend your voice to YALSA’s Giving Tuesday effort by joining our Thunderclap! We only need 39 more people to pledge their support! The Thunderclap is our tool for letting people know about our fundraising effort of raising $4000 to send four members to National Library Legislative Day in order to raise awareness among policy leaders about the important role libraries play in helping teens succeed in school and prepare for jobs and careers. It is also…See More
Could you use $1,000? Apply now through Jan. 1st for one of twenty Teen Tech Week mini-grants! http://teentechweek.ning.com/page/grants-funding
Through generous funding provided by Best Buy, YALSA will distribute 20 grants of $1,000 each to support digital literacy programming. The application deadline…
Author Justina Chen wants you to lend your voice to YALSA’s Giving Tuesday effort! For Giving Tues. on 12/2 we’ve set a goal of raising $4,000 to send four members to National Library Legislative Day in order to raise awareness among policy leaders about the important role libraries play in helping teens succeed in school and prepare for jobs and careers. The Thunderclap is our tool for letting people know about the fundraising effort. Please take 30 seconds and sign on to our…See More
Are you celebrating Teen Tech Week™ 2015? Join the official Teen Tech Week site to get access to FREE themed promotional materials including mini-posters, bookmarks, and more! http://teentechweek.ning.com/
Connect teens to technology at your library this March with YALSA! #TTW15
Looking for the best of the best recommended reading for teens? Get our Reads 4 Teens digital download! It includes 37 pamphlets & 8 bookmarks! http://bit.ly/1tib9dr
Please note: this product is a digital download..zip file downloadYear Published: 2014The download link for this product can be found on the final…See More
Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from t...
We had a full house at last week's symposium! Save the date for our next one, to be held in Portland, OR, Nov. 6 - 8, 2015. Submit a program or paper proposal through Dec. 1 via http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium.
Tell us what you are reading now and what books you plan on reading this winter!