Seek the Unknown @ your library! This Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 13-19), YALSA dares teens to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users. Use the event to showcase to your community all the great resources, services and activities that you have for teens and their families.
Want new books for your library? Through a generous donation from Dollar General, we're giving away 20 sets of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten books to libraries in need!
Apply today! The deadline to apply by is September 1st.
In relation to this year's TRW theme of "Seeking the Unknown", teens can celebrate the theme even further by "exploring" the moon!
Interested? Keep reading for more info!
Help Teens Explore the Unknown Moon
International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year in the fall, people from around the world hold events and activities that celebrate our Moon.
Host your own event! Find information and activities about the Moon and missions to the Moon, as well as logos and other resources, on the InOMN website: http://observethemoonnight.org/.
Incorporate FREE resources from the Lunar and Planetary Institute into your InOMN programming!
Find a wealth of hands-on NASA space science activities…Continue
Join YALSA’s Teen Read Week Committee by participating in the following Twitter Chats, which will all be held from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm central time!
June 4: Courtney Lewis: Reflecting on Past Year's TRW: What Worked and What Didn't
July 2: Amanda Kordeliski: Displays and Promotions for Teen Read Week 2013
August 6: Karin Perry: Titles for Teen Read Week 2013
September 3: Stacy Wells: Share Your Teen Read Week 2013 Plans
What’s a Twitter Chat? It’s an online discussion held via Twitter during a set period of time using a specified hashtag. Any time during the designated hour, simply log on to Twitter and post your ideas or questions with the #TRW hashtag. Search for others’ comments and ideas by using the same hashtag. An easy way to follow the discussion is via tweetchat.com.
Hope you all can join us on the above dates!
And remember to RSVP on the events page!
Teens voted online and chose "Seek the Unknown @your library" as the theme for the 2013 Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 13 - 19, 2013. The 2013 TRW web site will launch here on April 18, 2013 ('cause that's Celebrate Teen Literature Day!). Thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness of the great resources libraries have to offer teens and their families.
Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.
Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within your doors, and within the covers of books.