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.
Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library Theme
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries to use the Turn Dreams into Reality theme during Teen Read Week™, October 12-18, 2014, to spotlight all the great resources and activities they provide to inspire teens to succeed in school and beyond. An annual celebration of reading for fun, this year’s theme can be used to highlight a variety of resources in your collection—inspirational stories, career resources, how-to books and more! Use these materials to increase awareness of the great resources and services libraries have to offer teens and their families and to promote the importance of pleasure reading in all its forms (books, magazines, newspapers, e-books, audiobooks, & more).
Using her experiences at the Santa Ana Public Library in California, Cheryl Eberly discussed ways in which libraries can leverage their Teen Read Week programs to promote college and career readiness resources and programs to teen patrons.
Missed out on the webinar? Join the website to get access to the recording and slides!
Access to the recording and slides can be found on the "Webinar" page under the Planning tab.
Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!
Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!
Apply by August 1, 2014.
For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner tab.
The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is one of the twenty five nominees of the 2014 Teens' Top Ten! Voting starts August 15 so check it out so you can vote! http://youtu.be/qK_XJuDIHUQ
Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee! If you haven't read it yet, check out the book trailer for it below! Or if you have, tell us how you liked it! http://youtu.be/VBGYcmVUnwo
The Eye of Minds by James Dashner is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
Excited about the Teens' Top Ten voting starting August 15? Check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block! http://youtu.be/G4hjQInenLw
Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at…See More
Are the teens and tweens in your library MAKING brilliant stuff this summer? Apply for our 2014 Maker Contest! Tell us about your successful programs and how you facilitated making at your library for a chance to earn bragging rights and win fab prizes, such as MaKey MaKey invention kits! Apply by Sept 1, 2014. http://bit.ly/1hOXCbQ
Are the teens and tweens in your library MAKING brilliant…See More
Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten starts August 15! In the meantime, check out this book trailer featuring 2014 Teens' Top Ten nominee, Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo! http://youtu.be/V-ea9m3Ru_0
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo is a 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee. Find more information on Teens' Top Ten at www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens
"The library is the center and the heart of community. Through shared resources, through providing a safe space, and through seeking out opportunities to reach into those places which have otherwise been overlooked or forgotten about, libraries do a hell of a lot more than provide books." http://bookriot.com/2014/07/15/libraries-netflix-books/See More