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.

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).

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Android Version of Teen Book Finder App Now Available

Posted by YALSA on August 8, 2014 at 9:14am 0 Comments

An android version of YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app is now available!

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently also available through the Apple App Store.

The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:

  • The ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • A Find It! button, powered by the…
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2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee Book Trailers!

Posted by YALSA on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Excited to get voting next month? Check out these awesome book trailers created for each 25 nominees by the Teens' Top Ten Committee!

How Library Programs Benefit Teens Fact Sheet

Posted by YALSA on June 30, 2014 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Download and share this two page fact sheet about how library programs benefit teens, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with your supervisor, co-workers, community partners and more.

Teen Read Week Webinar, June 10 2PM ET:Career & College Readiness Programs for Libraries

Posted by YALSA on June 5, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

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.

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Kayla Kuni 14 hours ago. 27 Replies

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

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Heather Stewart Jul 31. 2 Replies

Please share your themed hands on programs here!Continue

Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

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Profile IconErin Arnold, Angela Hartman, Debbie Worthington and 14 more joined Teen Read Week
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Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"I have read about human libraries and think they are brilliant. I love seeing so many libraries offer career fairs for teens; this is a great way to get local high schools involved in conversations with public librarians and, hopefully, develop…"
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Alyssa Newton replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hello! My name is Alyssa Newton and I am the Teen Librarian at the Onondaga Free Library in Syracuse, NY. We are thrilled to win the Teen Read Week grant and love this year’s theme! In support of the theme, my library will be hosting special…"
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Profile IconChrisynthia Casper, kaylee moos, Voni Roat and 8 more joined Teen Read Week
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Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"That is a great idea! Let me know how the surveys go; we have tried this in the past (even offering prize incentives) and we got very little feedback. I am right there with you in trying to get more teens into the library. My local high school has…"
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Jennifer Blair replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hi Everyone, My name is Jennifer Blair and I am the Library Services Supervisor at Covina Public Library in Southern CA. We are located about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Our library serves a large majority of families, particular with elementary…"
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Profile IconDebra Walsh, Militare Bibliotheca, Adrienne Lacy and 2 more joined Teen Read Week
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Elena Villeco is attending YALSA's event

Teen Read Week 2014 at online

October 12, 2014 at 6pm to October 18, 2014 at 7pm
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Elena Villeco is attending YALSA's event

Teen Read Week Website Goes Live at online

April 17, 2014 at 6pm to October 18, 2014 at 7pm
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Aug 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"I just created an event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338425219647155/ The teens asked for this to be done so that they could share the details with their friends who might want to help with the creation of the…"
Aug 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
""Into the Woods" is coming out in theaters in December. This movie is based on Grimm's Fairy Tales which teens might enjoy re-reading. They are incredibly dark! "
Aug 14
Rachel Sweany replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"We're planning on sharing it on social media so I'll make sure to post it here as well! Congratulations on getting the grant! I absolutely share your excitement. My teens have been really excited for this Teen Read Week and that is the…"
Aug 14
Ellen M. Dodsworth replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"Hello!  My name is Ellen Dodsworth and I am the librarian at Eastern Senior High School in Washington, DC.  This coming school year I will serve approximately 1000 students.  The name of my program is "Books to the Big…"
Aug 14
Profile IconLynn Jankowski, Jesika Ferris-Struve, Amy Christman and 15 more joined Teen Read Week
Aug 14
Kayla Kuni replied to YALSA's discussion [Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space
"I think Wonder is an ideal book for the OBOC program. Is the video going to be put on Youtube or any other kind of media sharing site? Congratulations on getting the grant! I absolutely share your excitement. My teens have been really excited for…"
Aug 13
 
 
 

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to a webinar about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Deena Viviani

Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading

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