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.
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!
Help us choose the next Teen Read Week theme by voting for your favorite out of the four choices provided in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK87KVH
The survey is now closed. Thanks for voting and stay tuned for the announcement & updated website this spring!
2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant Application Now Open! 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. Learn more and apply here: http://bit.ly/1CPpzbi
Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize…See More
How can you amp up your teen summer reading/summer learning program to empower teens and support connected learning? Join us for Connected Learning - Summer Reading/Summer Learning, the 2nd in a series of twitter chats from YALSA National Guidelines Committee with Katherine Trouern-Trend, @kttrend, Tuesday, 4/14, 11:30 a.m. EST. Use the #yalsachat hashtag to join in on the conversation.
Need program ideas for your summer reading program? Our Summer Reading Program Manual has lots of great program ideas & resources! Get it now at the ALA store! http://bit.ly/yfjvFL
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YALSA E-Course: Reading with a Critical Eye: Evaluating YA Literature April 6 – May 18 Interested in learning how to critically evaluate all of the YA literature you’ve been reading? Join Teri Lesesne and Karin Perry for six weeks of lively discussion. If you haven’t had a chance to take our e-course, now’s your chance! This course has been approved for 1.5 CEU. Learn more & register here:…See More
New or unfamiliar to teen services? Get our new publication, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff, (e-book version also available) for practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11341See More
Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our free report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
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The preliminary schedule for our 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium is now available. The symposium takes place in Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015. Check it out and learn more here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium & sign up for updates via this form: http://svy.mk/1vt0D8k
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Congratulations to Lorain High School, the recipient of YALSA's 2015 Great Books Giveaway Competition! Learn about all of YALSA's Grants and Awards for members online at: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants
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Whether you're in a rush or have some time to spare, YALSA has educational resources to fit your schedule and budget. Take a webinar or online course, or have YALSA come to YOU with one of our institutes! We all learn differently, and that's great! http://bit.ly/1xdf5C3 (image courtesy of Sacha Chua, cc license http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o)