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
Every day in October on our YA Lit blog, The Hub, we're featuring blog posts by teen guest bloggers. Check out today's titled "Teen Romance in YA Lit". http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/10/23/teen-romance-in-ya-lit/
October is an exciting month for any YA lit fan, because it includes Teen Read Week! In honor of this…See More
Help teens flourish in college and get ahead of the game in college readiness with our Outstanding Books for the College Bound digital download collection of pamphlets, posters, and booklists! http://bit.ly/1kRFAGQ
Please note: this product is a digital download..zip file downloadYear Published: 2014The download…See More
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…
Have you checked out the official titles of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten yet? Check out the video below featuring Hunger Games actress Willow Shields announcing them! http://youtu.be/nykmNiyF5yw
Actress Willow Shields announces the official titles of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
Haven't registered for our YA Lit Symposium in Austin (Nov 14-16, 2014) yet? You can still register online to see and meet over 45 participating authors including renowned ya lit author, R.L. Stine who will be speaking at our closing session! http://bit.ly/ZEA6FG
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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...
Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
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