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.
The 2017 event will be held Oct. 8 - 14th, featuring the theme 'Unleash Your Story." Library staff, afterschool providers, and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to encourage teens to tell their own stories as well as find stories, biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and more in their local library. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW17.
2017 Teens’ Top Ten voting is finally open! Now through Oct 14th, teens (and only teens, sorry librarians!) are able to vote for their favorite titles amongst the 26 nominees. The voting site is hosted again this year by DOGObooks. Encourage your teens to read and vote for their favorites! You can visit our Teens’ Top Ten site for an annotated list of the nominees and more information. And connect with us on social media by using #yalsaTTT.
Don’t miss our upcoming webinar for Teen Read Week 2017 set for Thursday, August 24 at 2PM EST.
The topic is Graphomania!: A Guide to Hosting Your Library's Teen Writing Contest with Leah Weyand. In this webinar, you’ll find tips and ideas on hosting a teen writing contest at your library! Register for free here.
One of my career areas was a professor of psychology where I learned a great deal about the world of imagination. In 2010 I lost my voice to thyroid cancer, I was retired by then and began writing fiction adventure/fantasy stories about 3 teenage…Continue