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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2014 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!

Posted by YALSA on October 20, 2014 at 1:18pm 0 Comments

Learn more about the Teens' Top Ten here.

Teen blog posts on YA Lit all month long on YALSA's YA Lit Blog, The Hub!

Posted by YALSA on October 3, 2014 at 9:30am 1 Comment

Throughout all of October, YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub, is featuring blog posts from our teen guest bloggers from our Teen Read Week Teen Blogging Contest.

Topics range from How to Get over a Fictional Death to The Beauty of Short Stories, and more so be sure to check out The Hub every day in October to see the blog posts by our lovely teen bloggers!

Twitter Chat -- September 29, 2014 2PM-3PM EST

Posted by YALSA on September 15, 2014 at 3:41pm 0 Comments

Join us for a Twitter chat and share with us your ideas, pictures, and advice on Teen Read Week Displays/Decorations on Monday, September 29 from 2-3PM EST!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use Tweetchat! Can’t make it to the twitter chat? No problem! Interested participants are encouraged to join in on the discussion anytime during that day on the Teen Read Week discussion forums! The discussion topic will be titled “2014 TRW Display/Decorating…

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Rachel Sweany Nov 28. 55 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 Kayla Kuni Oct 21. 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. 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

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

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Planning your summer reading program? Apply for our Summer Reading Resources & Teen Intern Program grants! Each are worth $1000. Twenty of each grant will be awarded to libraries in need. Apply by Jan 1, 2015. http://bit.ly/1bxbC33

2015 Summer Reading Grants

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Draft Teen Programming Guidelines – Your Feedback Sought Please tell us what you think about our draft Teen Programming Guidelines for libraries! Submit your comments through 1/2/15 via this online form: http://svy.mk/1ucfU5U The draft guidelines can be found here: http://bit.ly/1scGkVA Your feedback would be greatly appreciated!

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Planning your 2015 Teen Tech Week? Don't forget to visit our Teen Tech Week site and register for free themed materials such as posters and bookmarks! http://www.ala.org/teentechweek

Teen Tech Week

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Connect teens to technology at your library this March with YALSA! #TTW15

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Don't forget! Tomorrow is webinar #1 of 4 for 2015 Teen Tech Week. Join Mega Subramaniam Tuesday 12/16 at 12pm EST as she discusses "Demystifying Connected Learning" and the ways in which libraries of all sizes can incorporate connected learning into their services! Register at http://bit.ly/1qSYTCH

Demystifying Connected Learning: FREE Webinar

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Planning your 2015 Teen Tech Week? Apply for our 2015 Teen Tech Week grants! Twenty grants worth $1000 each are available! Apply by January 1, 2015. http://bit.ly/1ycq37C

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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

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"I don't think the library is threatened. Circulation of physical books has never been higher. But I wouldn't even agree that libraries are in the book business. I think they are in the information sharing business. And it just so happens that books have been the primary method of sharing information for half a…

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The deadline to apply for our 2015 Teen Tech Week grant is January 1, 2015. There are twenty grants worth $1000 each! Apply before it's too late! http://bit.ly/1ycq37C

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Have you applied for our Summer Reading Resources & Teen Intern Program grants yet? Each are worth $1000. Twenty of each grant will be awarded to libraries in need. Apply by Jan 1, 2015. http://bit.ly/1bxbC33

2015 Summer Reading Grants

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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

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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