About Teen Read Week

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).

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Twitter Chat -- September 29, 2014 2PM-3PM EST

Posted by YALSA on September 15, 2014 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

Join us for a Twitter chat and share with us your ideas, pictures, and advice on Teen Read Week Displays/Decorations on Monday, September 29 from 2-3PM EST!

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…

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Twitter Chat -- September 15, 2014 2PM ET

Posted by YALSA on September 5, 2014 at 10:41am 0 Comments

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW Marketing on Monday, September 15 from 2-3PM EST!



Please share with us your themed #trw14 marketing ideas!

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 Marketing…

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Twitter Chat -- September 3, 2014 2PM ET

Posted by YALSA on August 21, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW programming on Wednesday, September 3 from 2-3PM EST!

Please share with us your themed #trw14 programming ideas!

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 Programming…

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Android Version of Teen Book Finder App Now Available

Posted by YALSA on August 8, 2014 at 9:14am 0 Comments

An android version of YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app is now available!

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently also available through the Apple App Store.

The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:

  • The ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • A Find It! button, powered by the…
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[Discussion] 2014 TRW Marketing Ideas

Started by YALSA on Monday. 0 Replies

Please share with us your Teen Read Week marketing ideas and plans!For example, what has worked for you? What hasn't?What are the best ways to reach tweens/teens?What marketing resources did you use?Continue

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Heather Stewart Sep 11. 4 Replies

Please share your themed passive programs here!Continue

[Discussion] 2014 TRW Programming Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Tammy Mulhearn Sep 10. 15 Replies

Share with us your 2014 TRW themed programming ideas!Continue

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Kayla Kuni Sep 3. 29 Replies

This space is intended for the use of the grantees of the 2014 Teen Read Week activity grant.Continue

Tags: grantees, 2014

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Sara White is attending YALSA's event

Teen Read Week Webinar: Turn Dreams Into Reality: Exploring Your Future with Literature at Online

September 23, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
Join Melanie Wachsmann and YALSA on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm Eastern for a free webinar on college and career fiction/non-fiction that will not only entertain your teens, but may inspire them to explore their future and turn their dreams into reality! 100 seats available. Register now!See More
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Teen Read Week Webinar: Turn Dreams Into Reality: Exploring Your Future with Literature at Online

September 23, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
Join Melanie Wachsmann and YALSA on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm Eastern for a free webinar on college and career fiction/non-fiction that will not only entertain your teens, but may inspire them to explore their future and turn their dreams into reality! 100 seats available. Register now!See More
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YALSA posted a blog post

Twitter Chat -- September 29, 2014 2PM-3PM EST

Join us for a Twitter chat and share with us your ideas, pictures, and advice on Teen Read Week Displays/Decorations on Monday, September 29 from 2-3PM EST!To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use…See More
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YALSA posted a discussion

[Discussion] 2014 TRW Marketing Ideas

Please share with us your Teen Read Week marketing ideas and plans!For example, what has worked for you? What hasn't?What are the best ways to reach tweens/teens?What marketing resources did you use?See More
Monday
Profile IconRaymona Johnson, Loya Palmer, Tonya McNutt and 7 more joined Teen Read Week
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Profile IconDebbie Randorf, Jenny St. Onge, Laura S Linder and 18 more joined Teen Read Week
Sep 12
Heather Stewart replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs
"Yes, I meet Stacey at an author event at B&N, started talking to her and found out she lives in the same town as me. Her "office" is the local Starbucks..just kind of all fell into place. "
Sep 11
Veronica Rainwater replied to YALSA's discussion Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs
" Oh my God you booked Stacey Kade!!!!! I love her!! "
Sep 11
Profile IconKaren Seghers, Amy Ryker, Dawn Cline and 18 more joined Teen Read Week
Sep 10
Tammy Mulhearn replied to YALSA's discussion [Discussion] 2014 TRW Programming Ideas
"At the Livingston Parish Library we are challenging our teen readers to a Librarian Challenge for Teen Read Week. Teens tell us how many pages they have read (excluding school assignments) from October 12th through October 18th to receive a…"
Sep 10
 
 
 

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to a webinar about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn’t it a beautiful library? Keep reading … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Deena Viviani

Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading

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