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.
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.
Exercise your conversation skills tomorrow, Tuesday, May 21st, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Linda Braun facilitates the third and final Virtual Town Hall on Teens and Libraries, where the future of libraries and teen services will be explored! Details available at: http://www.ala.org/yaforum/virtual-town-hall
Now through July 1st apply for a Best Buy Children's Foundation grant of up to $10,000 to support teens & tech! http://ow.ly/l9k26
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YALSA's having a birthday June 24th & you're invited to help us live it up! In lieu of gifts, well-wishers are encouraged to make a donation to Friends of YALSA, which funds $16,000 worth of grants & scholarships for students, librarians & library workers each year. We appreciate your support & raise our glass to you! http://ow.ly/kGcbd
What are you currently reading? (Have you nominated it for a YALSA list or award?)
Have you purchased your ticket to YALSA's Michael L. Printz Reception on Monday, July 1st in Chicago!?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84pdPAADeTk&feature=youtu.be
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Learn how to create a welcoming space for your tween patrons, including how to develop a collection of matching teen selections for your soon-to-be teen patrons! Register today for YALSA's 5/16 webinar, Helping Youth Transition from Children's to Teen Services, from 2 - 3 pm Eastern. http://tinyurl.com/c58dwqf
How do you effectively leverage social media in libraries for & with teens? Join the free, online discussion May 14th from 1-2pm, EDT, with Brother Mike Hawkins, Nichole Pinkard, Chris Shoemaker & more (BYOD - bring your own donuts)! http://ow.ly/kUb7I
YALSA & Connected Learning TV continue the conversation on teens and the future of school and public libraries today at 1 p.m. Eastern. Join the e-chat and visit http://ow.ly/kN4Gf for more information!