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).
Using her experiences at the Santa Ana Public Library in California, Cheryl Eberly discussed ways in which libraries can leverage their Teen Read Week programs to promote college and career readiness resources and programs to teen patrons.
Missed out on the webinar? Join the website to get access to the recording and slides!
Access to the recording and slides can be found on the "Webinar" page under the Planning tab.
Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!
Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!
Apply by August 1, 2014.
For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner tab.
Read, download, and request hard copies of 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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This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales is a nominee of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! If you haven't already, check out this book trailer and tell us your thoughts about the book! http://youtu.be/g-_yfYa0Cno
This Song Will Save Your Life is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is a nominee of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! Check out the book trailer for it below and let us know how you liked the book if you've read it already! http://youtu.be/IicYOZyKqxw
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
The deadline to apply for the Teen Read Week Blogging Contest is THIS Friday, August 1, 2014! Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for an opportunity to blog for YALSA's Ya Lit blog, The Hub! http://teenreadweek.ning.com/page/teen-blogging-contest
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Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee. Check out the book trailer for it below and read it before voting starts on August 15! http://youtu.be/imv6m-MwPg0
Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on the Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens