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. 

The 2016 event will be held Oct. 9 - 15th, featuring a multi-lingual "Read for the fun of it!" theme. Library staff and educators are encouraged to leverage this theme to highlight all of the resources and services available to the 22% of the nation's youth who speak a language other than English at home.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW16.

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Teen Read Week 2016

Posted by YALSA on June 10, 2016 at 10:13am 0 Comments

This Year's Teen Read Week theme is "Read for the Fun of it", what are some of your ideas to keep teen readers engaged and reading for fun?

Fine and share your programming ideas on our Teen Programming HQ site as well as down below on our  Teen Read Week forum. 

Free Teen Read Week Webinar: May 3; 2PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Sign up now to participate in a free Teen Read Week webinar! It will take place May 3 at 2PM EST.

Title: Engaging Latino Youth through STEAM : Going Beyond our Walls

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Clementina Nunez, Houston Public Library

Join Clementina Nunez of the Houston Public Library as she talks about strategies that libraries can use to identify, reach out to and serve teens who speak Spanish as a first language. She will share:

  • Programs  developed by the Houston Public Library, including those that help ESL teens develop various types of literacies;
  • Community agencies and organizations that typically serve this population and how to connect with them; and
  • Typical needs of Spanish speaking teens that libraries may be in a position to address

Sign up here.

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[Grantees] 2016 Teen Read Week Grantees

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Amanda Brasfield Jul 20. 7 Replies

This space is for the TRW grantees to share info and updates about their programs.Continue

Tags: grantees, grant, trw

[TRW 2016] Passive Program Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Deirdré Schirmer Jul 12. 2 Replies

Share your Teen Read Week themed passive program ideas here.Continue

Teen Read Week Programs

Started by YALSA Jun 10. 0 Replies

What new Teen Read Week program ideas do you have around engaging diverse teens? Share them with us here!Continue

intergenerational book group

Started by Robin McKean. Last reply by Gail Strickland May 31. 2 Replies

Our branch is interested in starting an intergenerational reading group because we are near a high school and a senior apartment complex. Does any one have some good title suggestions to get us started?Continue

Tags: intergenerational, group, reading

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Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • Opportunity to attend a free TRW 2016 webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm Eastern!
  • A low-res download of the 2016 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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