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!
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
Check out the winners of the book giveaway
2015 Teens' Top Ten book giveaway winners announced!
Registrants of this site can participate in a free webinar titled, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
This Teen Read Week webinar focuses on how teen services library workers can advocate within and beyond their respective library systems for funds. Learn how to seek out sponsors and partners for external funding, while also advocating within your library for a budget that includes financial resources for teen services! 100 seats available. Register here.
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
Need practical programming ideas? Get them with our Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC book, available in the ALA store. http://bit.ly/1o9BGEw
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Celebrating Teen Read Week™ this year? Don't forget to order your themed products! There are posters, bookmarks, a manual, and more! http://www.alastore.ala.org/trw
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…See More
Have your teens checked out the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees yet? Encourage them to read the nominees to vote for their favs in August! http://bit.ly/1DnwGGY
Here are the nominees for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten. Read the nominees and vote for your favorites in August! Learn more at http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten.
Read our Teen Programming Guidelines to find best practices in planning, hosting & evaluating library programs http://www.ala.org/yalsa/teen-programming-guidelines
These guidelines are intended to guide library staff who design, host, and evaluate library programs with and for teens. They were developed in alignment with YALSA’s report, The Future of Library…See More
New or unfamiliar to teen services? Get our publication, Teen Services 101: A Practical Guide for Busy Library Staff, (e-book version also available)for practical tips and instructions on how to build core teen services into the overall library program! http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11341See More