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 2016 event will be held Oct. 9 - 15th, featuring a multi-lingual "Read for the fun of it!" theme. Library staff and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to highlight all of the resources and services available to the 22% of the nation's youth who speak a language other than English at home. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW16.
Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten is now open! Encourage teens to vote for up to three of their favorite titles now through Oct. 15. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week™, which takes place Oct. 9-15. Libraries are also encouraged to share the video featuring the 26 nominated titles on their library’s website.
This Year's Teen Read Week theme is "Read for the Fun of it", what are some of your ideas to keep teen readers engaged and reading for fun?
Fine and share your programming ideas on our Teen Programming HQ site as well as down below on our Teen Read Week forum.
Our branch is interested in starting an intergenerational reading group because we are near a high school and a senior apartment complex. Does any one have some good title suggestions to get us started?Continue