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.

2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant Application Now Open!

Posted by YALSA on April 1, 2015 at 3:38pm 0 Comments

The application period for the 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant is now open! Ten grants worth $1000 each are available to fund Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2015. The Teen Read Week site will officially go "live" April 16, so be sure to join the site for the latest updates!

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Rachel Sweany Nov 28, 2014. 55 Replies

This space is intended for the use of the grantees of the 2014 Teen Read Week activity grant.Continue

Tags: grantees, 2014

Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Kayla Kuni Oct 21, 2014. 12 Replies

Please share your themed hands on programs here!Continue

[Discussion] 2014 TRW Display/Decorating Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Heather Stewart Oct 17, 2014. 6 Replies

Please share with us what you've done to decorate your library or school in preparation for Teen Read Week 2014.Pictures are welcome!Continue

Tags: activity, discussion

Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Jennifer Blair Oct 10, 2014. 4 Replies

Please share your contest ideas related to the theme here!Continue

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

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…See More
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2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway Application Now Open!

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.See More
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April 21, 2015 from 11am to 12pm
Join YALSA on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern for a free Teen Read Week webinar on how to build your budget for 2015 TRW! This program will teach you how to advocate both within your library system and beyond your library's borders for funds. Participants will learn strategies for negotiating for teen services within the library budget, and also how to identify and approach sponsors and partners for funds outside of the library system. 100 seats available. Register…See More
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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! This 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.
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Learning from Teens: Thoughts for Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” to share our knowledge, resources, services, and collections with teens in an effort to promote reading for fun. As professionals working with teens in the library, each of us curates our own personal collection—in folders Read More →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn't it a beautiful library? Keep reading to see how Patricia involves the teens in her library and what she did for Read More →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real life version of an alternative reality game whereby participants must “Seek the Unknown” throughout the Read More →

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