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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Updated Planning & Publicity Resources Now Available

Posted by YALSA on April 2, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Online community members can now access the updated 2014 resources on the Teen Read Week™ website. Although the website has not officially “launched”, members can log on and access all materials to get a head start on planning. Resources and materials include a publicity kit which includes a sample press release, fliers, marketing tips, planning checklists, and more.

The Teen Read Week website will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014. Be sure to come back and check out the website day for new updates and exciting announcements!

2014 Themed Teen Read Week products and materials now available!

Posted by YALSA on March 31, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Themed materials for the 2014 Teen Read Week™ theme, Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library are now available at the ALA Store! Materials range from posters to bookmarks, and more. All ALA and YALSA members receive a 10% discount on their orders.

Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 12-18, 2014.

Do YOU Know Why Teen Read Week is Important?

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Watch this video and find out!

Teen Read Week 2014 Theme

Posted by YALSA on February 3, 2014 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

The moment you all have been waiting for is now here!

The theme for Teen Read Week™ 2014 is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.

Teen Read Week 2014 will take place October 12-18.

The site will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.

See you all then!

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The 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below! Remember to come back on August 15 to vote for your favorites! http://youtu.be/AAN8lWTXA9o

2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Nominees for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten. Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

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Check out the 2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominations! Did your favorite make the list? http://youtu.be/AAN8lWTXA9o

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Nominees for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten. Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

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“It's still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.” -- Neil Gaiman

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TRW webinar: Career & College Readiness Programs for Libraries at virtual

April 16, 2014 from 2pm to 3pm
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"...no offense Google, but while you may come back with a million answers, we librarians come back with the right answer." http://inalj.com/?p=67856

5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do

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by Rebecca Tischler, Head Editor, INALJ Tennessee 5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do Many people still have the stereotypical image of a librarian stuck in their head: an older…

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Do you have a question for any of the Michael L. Printz winning authors? Submit it online and it could get asked during the Printz Program at ALA's Annual Conference! https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/2peb9XQcwV

EmailMe Form - Questions for the Michael L. Printz Program

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Is your library participating in Teen Read Week this year? Apply for our 2014 Teen Read Week Activity Grant! Ten libraries will be awarded a $1000 grant each to help fund their activities. To learn more and to apply, visit http://teenreadweek.ning.com/page/trw-activity-grant

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Have you joined in on the discussion for our 100 Days till Summer Countdown that's going on all day today? Log onto our Summer Reading & Learning website and tell us about ways you've effectively reached out to schools about your summer reading program and you could win a cool YALSA gift pack! http://summerreading.ning.com/

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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 at 2pm, EST, on June 10th about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons.
  • 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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