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.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW15

Get Away @ your library Theme

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries to use the Get Away theme during Teen Read Week™, October 18 - 24, 2015, to spotlight all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it. An annual celebration, this year’s theme encourages libraries to help teens escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilities, part time jobs and so on by picking up something to read.  Interpret the theme in ways that highlight a variety of resources in your collection—fantasy novels, sci-fi, beach reads, travel books, tales of adventure and escape, and more!

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2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

Posted by YALSA on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below!

Download a list of the nominees with annotations here.

Free TRW Webinar: Build Your Budget; April 21, 12PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Registrants of this site can participate in a free webinar titled, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!

This Teen Read Week webinar focuses on how teen services library workers can advocate within and beyond their respective library systems for funds. Learn how to seek out sponsors and partners for external funding, while also advocating within your library for a budget that includes financial resources for teen services! 100 seats available. Register here.

2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 10, 2015 at 9:33am 0 Comments

The application period for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway is now open! Forty (40) sets of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need.

Apply now through May 1, 2015. Please note that eligibility requirements do apply. Learn more here.

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2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum

Started by YALSA. Last reply by April Shroeder 15 hours ago. 4 Replies

The space for Teen Read Week grant winners to discuss ideas, practices, and other topics involving their Teen Read Week programs.  Continue

Thinking and Brainstorming already

Started by Valerie DiLorenzo May 16. 0 Replies

Created this ticket on glassgiant.com. Maybe it will be attached to give-aways or maybe just used to decorate the library.Continue

Tags: give-aways, decorating, decorate, TRW

TRW decorating and display ideas

Started by YALSA May 11. 0 Replies

How are you decorating your library for Teen Read Week? Pictures are welcome!Continue

How Have Libraries Served Under Served Teens in Your Community?

Started by YALSA May 11. 0 Replies

Our topic is ‘how have libraries served under served teens in your community?’  We want your personal stories of how a library/library worker has positively influenced an under-served teen or group…Continue

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April Shroeder replied to YALSA's discussion 2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum
"Hi fellow grant winners! I am April Shroeder, Youth Programming Coordinator for Loudoun County Public Library in Northern Virginia, less than an hour west of Washington, DC and about 3 hours north of Richmond. I was a Teen Services Librarian and…"
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Kerry Hogan replied to YALSA's discussion 2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum
"Hello, all! My name is Kerry Hogan and I am one of the librarians at Cedar Shoals High School library in beautiful Athens, GA, home to the University of Georgia - Go Dawgs! Our school has about 1,500 students and we always have a blast during Teen…"
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Kerry Hogan replied to YALSA's discussion 2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum
"Thanks YALSA and Dollar General for funding our Virtual Reality Day for #trw2015 at Cedar Shoals High School! Can't wait to share ideas."
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Eden Grey replied to YALSA's discussion 2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum
"Hi everyone! I know I'm super early in responding here, but when there is time I will seize it :)  My name is Eden Grey and I am the Teen Librarian at the Erlanger branch of Kenton County Public Library. We're the busiest branch…"
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Join this site!

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

  • A low-res download of the 2015 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
  • 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

Get Away @ Your Library!

Get Away @ Your Library can mean a lot of different things to different people. When I think of it I think about why I read. One of the best things about reading is how it takes you to new and exciting places. Whether it is books about other cultures, time travel or historical events, Read More →

Develop Creative Programming for Teen Read Week

I’ll confess that there have been cycles in my ten years of teen services where my creativity to develop innovative library programs suddenly depletes itself. It takes time until I kick my own butt back into gear. I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling that can result from the graduation of most of your teen Read More →

Teen Read 2015 Program ideas

I have two new favorite teen program ideas – Blind Date a Book and Food Truck Menu Challenge. Ok, Blind Date a Book isn’t very new; more often than not, you’ll see this in February for Library Lovers’ Month. Librarians across the country have taken this idea out for a ride and given it their Read More →

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