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).
Online community members can now access the updated 2014 resources on the Teen Read Week™ website. Although the website has not officially “launched”, members can log on and access all materials to get a head start on planning. Resources and materials include a publicity kit which includes a sample press release, fliers, marketing tips, planning checklists, and more.
The Teen Read Week website will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014. Be sure to come back and check out the website day for new updates and exciting announcements!
Themed materials for the 2014 Teen Read Week™ theme, Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library are now available at the ALA Store! Materials range from posters to bookmarks, and more. All ALA and YALSA members receive a 10% discount on their orders.
Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 12-18, 2014.
The moment you all have been waiting for is now here!
The theme for Teen Read Week™ 2014 is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.
Teen Read Week 2014 will take place October 12-18.
The site will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.
See you all then!
Have you downloaded our Teen Book Finder App? It has great lists of recommended reading for teens! Download it for free through the Apple App Store. An android version of the app is in the process of being developed. http://summerreading.ning.com/page/teen-book-finder-app
Need a quick resource for finding book lists and awards? Use our Teen Book Finder App!…See More
Take the 'work' out of your workshops and tap into YALSA's ready-made resources! From in-person Institutes to prepared PowerPoint presentations, curriculum kits, and tailor-made webinars, we have a variety of training resources that you can easily adapt to your needs. Details available at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/consulting/institutes. (courtesy of jazbeck, cc license)