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 in October the same week as Columbus Day. 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!


Teen Read Week 2015 Feedback

Posted by YALSA on November 4, 2015 at 2:44pm 0 Comments

Now that Teen Read Week 2015 has ended we want to hear your feedback! This Teen Read Week survey gives us the opportunity to make improvements for the future.  Click the link below to give input regarding YALSA's Teen Read Week initiative. Thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness of the great resources libraries have to offer teens!


2015 Teens' Top Ten Official Titles

Posted by YALSA on October 28, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Download a list of the winners with annotations here: www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten


2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Michele Ricca Nov 19. 21 Replies

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

[TRW 2015] TRW Décor and Display Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Janelle Odate Nov 2. 5 Replies

How are you decorating your library for Teen Read Week. Share your Pinterest Boards and ideas here.Continue

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Poetry for Teen Read Week

Started by Sylvia Vardell Oct 22. 0 Replies

I love this year's TRW theme of "Get Away @ the library" to spotlight all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun to it. So, every day this week, I have shared a visual "postcard"…Continue

[TRW 2015] Brainstorming Within and Without the Theme

Started by YALSA. Last reply by April Shroeder Oct 16. 3 Replies

How might you promote teens to Read for the Fun of It? Share your active and passive programming ideas that does or does not inhabit the idea to Get Away @Your Library. Continue

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Flops, Duds, and Bloopers – When Programming Isn’t Perfect

I tell myself all the time that the success of a teen program is more than “just” attendance. I know I’m not alone in that. A YALSA committee has even created a living document – Teen Programming Guidelines – that includes a section on evaluation and measurement. But still, it doesn’t take the sting out of Read More →

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 →





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