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 multilingual 'read for the fun of it theme' Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW16, and check back to this site in April for everything you need to plan a great event in your community!
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!
Starting in 2016, Teen Read Week will be held each year in the same week as Columbus Day.
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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!
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