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.
Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books.
Please support our new online campaign we created via Thunderclap in support of library services for teens!
Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of library services for teens and its cruciaol role in helping them develop critical literacy skills.
How Thunderclap works:
The Thunderclap allows people to pledge a Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook message that is unleashed at the same time. It’s completely safe and will automatically post exactly one message on your behalf at 1pm, eastern, on Oct. 19. The message has been pre-created by YALSA and says: “Teen Read Week is ur chance 2 support teen #literacy & #libraries! Check out these 10 easy ways 2 take action! http://ow.ly/pBXXy”
Please join and support our Thunderclap -- it's easy as 1-2-3!
Teens can now vote for their favorite titles for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten!
Vote now through October 19.
The top ten titles with the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten.
Winners will be announced the week of October 21st.
Happy voting! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/
Registrants of the Teen Read Week website can sign up to participate in a free webinar called Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye. Join YALSA as we travel the YA literary world via booktalk seeking the unknown through 25+ titles!
The webinar takes place on August 22nd, from 2pm - 3pm ET. The first 100 people who sign up with the link below will be able to participate.There will also be a recording of the webinar available afterwards.
Hope you all can join us!
If you missed the live chat hosted by YALSA's TRW Committee, you can check out the online archive. And be sure to mark your calendar for the next Teen Read Week Twitter chat: Sept. 3rd from 1-2, eastern!
Happy Thursday! Check out the just announced 2014 Nonfiction Award Finalists! http://youtu.be/epihuRKe45c You can also read synopses of each title here: http://tinyurl.com/hubnonfiction Congrats to all the finalists!
To learn more about the Nonfiction Award, please visit: www.ala.org/yalsa/nonfiction-award
2014 YALSA Morris Award Finalists. To learn more about the William C. Morris Award, please visit: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/morris-award
In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, YALSA is pleased to announce that from January 1, 2014, forward, all live webinars will be free to YALSA members! To participate in the Jan. 16th webinar, “What’s Next for Teen Services,” sign up via the link provided to you in tomorrow's issue of YALSA E-News. To learn more about Giving Tuesday, or to make a donation to help YALSA send members to DC to advocate for libraries and teens, go to…See More
Carpe Diem! Now is your chance to get involved with YALSA's process committees! The form is now available on YALSA's website at http://ow.ly/rniIz. Appointments for the 2014-2016 term on YALSA's process committees, juries, and boards are made throughout March and April 2014. (image by P_Linehan via CC license)
Happy (almost) Holidays! Give your library a treat this holiday season by applying for the 2014 Summer Reading Grants! There are 20 SRP Intern grants and 20 SRP Resource grants. Each grant is $1000! Apply by Jan 1, 2014! http://summerreading.ning.com/page/summer-reading-grants Eat lots and stay warm!
Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation,…See More
Sometimes the answers aren't so clear: How do we maintain supportive yet professional boundaries with teen patrons? What's the best way to manage teen behavior in the library? Join YALSA & Deborah Caldwell-Stone on Thursday, December 12 at 2pm Eastern to discuss legal considerations in teen services. Details: http://ow.ly/racdf. (image courtesy of Anna-Stina Takala under CC license)
YALSA's thinking of dynamic duos this week: peanut butter and chocolate, Batman and Robin, fiction and non-fiction! Searching for the perfect non-fiction titles to match with your fiction titles? Join YALSA this Thursday at 2pm EST for We Go Together: Pairing the Latest Nonfiction for Teens with Fiction Titles, presented by Shauna Yusko. (CreativeCommons image courtesy of Casey Fleser). Details at: ow.ly/qWPRh
#aasl13 peeps: want 2 know the latest in #yalit? Easy! Check out the Hub, YALSA's blog 4 all things #teen lit ow.ly/qkohr
#aasl13 peeps: last chance 2 visit YALSA in booth 1130 to get gr8 resources 2 help make serving teens easier @ ur library!