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 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.

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Free Teen Read Week Webinar: May 3; 2PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Sign up now to participate in a free Teen Read Week webinar! It will take place May 3 at 2PM EST.

Title: Engaging Latino Youth through STEAM : Going Beyond our Walls

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Clementina Nunez, Houston Public Library

Join Clementina Nunez of the Houston Public Library as she talks about strategies that libraries can use to identify, reach out to and serve teens who speak Spanish as a first language. She will share:

  • Programs  developed by the Houston Public Library, including those that help ESL teens develop various types of literacies;
  • Community agencies and organizations that typically serve this population and how to connect with them; and
  • Typical needs of Spanish speaking teens that libraries may be in a position to address

Sign up here.

2016 Teen Read Week Activity Grant

Posted by YALSA on April 11, 2016 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its members!

The theme for Teen Read Week 2016 is a multi-lingual take on "Read for the fun of it!" Applicants for the grant should demonstrate how the funds will help support innovative reading or literacies programs aimed at the 22% of the nation's youth who speak a language other than English at home.

Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 2016. Learn more and apply now. Eligibility requirements apply.

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intergenerational book group

Started by Robin McKean Apr 13. 0 Replies

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

Tags: intergenerational, group, reading

Diverse in theme only?

Started by BJ Glasener Apr 12. 0 Replies

Does it bother anyone besides me that the images on the border of the TRW ning home page do not represent the theme of diversity -- all appear feminine in terms of gender and neutral in terms of race?Continue

[TRW 2016] Passive Program Ideas

Started by YALSA Apr 8. 0 Replies

Share your Teen Read Week themed passive program ideas here.Continue

[TRW 2016] Hands-on Program Ideas

Started by YALSA Apr 8. 0 Replies

Share your Teen Read Week themed hands-on program ideas here.Continue

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

  • Opportunity to attend a free TRW 2016 webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm Eastern!
  • A low-res download of the 2016 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • 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

Blog Post Round-Up: Inexpensive and Easy Programming

  Blog post round-up is a series of posts that pull from the great YALSAblog archive. The topics have been requested by YALSA members. Have an idea for a topic? Post it in the comments. Inexpensive Ideas: Back to Afterschool: Tech Resources Pop Up Programming 30 Days of Teen Programming: … Continue reading

Flops, Duds, and Bloopers – When Programming Isn’t Perfect

I tell myself all the time that the success of a teen program is more than “just” attendance. I know I’m not alone in that. A YALSA committee has even created a living document – Teen Programming Guidelines – that includes a section on evaluation and measurement. But still, it doesn’t … Continue reading

Get Away @Your Library: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens

With our youth patrons returning to school, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “Get Away” and connect with those underserved populations. As you consider where to start, the first step may seem daunting, but tackle the unknown in a way that is … Continue reading

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