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).
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 Programming…Continue
Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently also available through the Apple App Store.
The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:
Love books? We do too! Download our new Android Teen Book Finder app! http://bit.ly/1r172A1
Find the best books and media for teens, as selected by library staff and educators across the United States! The Teen Book Finder, generously funded by a grant from t...
Voting for the 2014 Teens' Top Ten is going on now through October 18! Encourage teens to vote for their favorites! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/read4teens
Vote now for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten! Teens aged 12-18 are eligible to participate in the voting process and will be able to vote for up to three of their favorite titles from the list of…See More