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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Twitter Chat: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens Sept. 11 @ 2PM EST

Posted by YALSA on August 14, 2015 at 2:13pm 0 Comments

Join us for a twitter chat titled "Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens"  on September 11 @ 2PM EST!

The start of the school year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “get away” from the library and connect with those underserved populations. Join us in our Twitter chat to share your TRW 2015 goals in reaching those groups outside the library walls or gain ideas on how you might best serve your community.

Use #TRW15 to join in on the conversation.


Afterschool Literacy Award Opportunity

Posted by YALSA on July 23, 2015 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

Libraries and other organizations that provide afterschool activities for youth can apply now through August 27th for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award, administered by the Afterschool Alliance.  Learn more or access the application at: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/awards.cfm

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.

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2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum

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The space for Teen Read Week grant winners to discuss ideas, practices, and other topics involving their Teen Read Week programs.  Continue

Thinking and Brainstorming already

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Created this ticket on glassgiant.com. Maybe it will be attached to give-aways or maybe just used to decorate the library.Continue

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TRW decorating and display ideas

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How are you decorating your library for Teen Read Week? Pictures are welcome!Continue

How Have Libraries Served Under Served Teens in Your Community?

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Our topic is ‘how have libraries served under served teens in your community?’  We want your personal stories of how a library/library worker has positively influenced an under-served teen or group…Continue

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Do you know why libraries important for teens? Read and download our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://bit.ly/1n6PoKS

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Have your teen patrons voted for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten yet? Encourage them to vote for their favorite titles through October 24! http://bit.ly/1cfyqRY And don't forget to "share" this with others!

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Celebrating Teen Read Week™ this year? Don't forget to order your themed products! There are poster, bookmarks, a manual, and more! http://www.alastore.ala.org/trw

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Visit the ALA Store. The American Library Association develops many resources for the library and information services communities. ALA Store purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for…

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Back to School YALSA Publication Sale! Save 50% off on select YALSA self-published titles! The Complete Summer Reading Manual; $20; http://bit.ly/1eVAbqu Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week Manual; $17.50; http://bit.ly/1NWQc14 Cool Teen Programs for Under $100; $17.50; http://bit.ly/1kRG1Ry Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults; $12.50; http://bit.ly/1hhBeIn

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Do you work with or for teens in a library setting? Read and download our new "Core Professional Values for the Teen Services Profession" document to learn about principles that can help guide the decisions, actions, and behaviors of library staff working with and for teens. http://bit.ly/1SZZmv2

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Have you downloaded our updated Teen Book Finder app yet? It includes 2015 titles from our book and award lists! Get it today to find great recommended reading for teens! http://bit.ly/1sGxSy4 (android) http://bit.ly/S8Wi6Z (iOS)

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Celebrating Teen Read Week™ this year? Join us for a twitter chat titled "Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens" on September 11 @ 2PM EST! Use #TRW15 to join in on the conversation. http://bit.ly/1qoUKE4

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Read our Teen Programming Guidelines to find best practices in planning, hosting & evaluating library programs http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teen-programming-guidelines

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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!
  • 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

Get Away @Your Library: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens

With our youth patrons returning to school, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “Get Away” and connect with those underserved populations. As you consider where to start, the first step may seem daunting, but tackle the unknown in a way that is most comfortable for you. We’ll Read More →

Get Away @ Your Library!

Get Away @ Your Library can mean a lot of different things to different people. When I think of it I think about why I read. One of the best things about reading is how it takes you to new and exciting places. Whether it is books about other cultures, time travel or historical events, Read More →

Develop Creative Programming for Teen Read Week

I’ll confess that there have been cycles in my ten years of teen services where my creativity to develop innovative library programs suddenly depletes itself. It takes time until I kick my own butt back into gear. I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling that can result from the graduation of most of your teen Read More →

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