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).
Throughout all of October, YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub, is featuring blog posts from our teen guest bloggers from our Teen Read Week Teen Blogging Contest.
Topics range from How to Get over a Fictional Death to The Beauty of Short Stories, and more so be sure to check out The Hub every day in October to see the blog posts by our lovely teen bloggers!
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 Display/Decorating…Continue
Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
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Have you checked out the latest post by one of our teen bloggers yet? Today's is titled "The Best Books for Non-Readers". Check it out! http://www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub/2014/10/29/the-best-books-for-non-readers/
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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...
The applications for our 2015 Summer Reading Resources and Teen Intern Program grants are open! Each grant is worth $1000 and twenty of each will be awarded! Apply by Jan 1, 2015. http://bit.ly/1bxbC33
Courtesy of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will be giving out two types of grants.The applications for the grants typically open in mid-Septemb…
Looking for the best of the best recommended reading for teens? Get our Reads 4 Teens digital download! It includes 37 pamphlets & 8 bookmarks! http://bit.ly/1tib9dr
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Why are libraries important for teens? Watch this video and read our report on The Future of Libraries Services for and with Teens to find out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQhDuShczzc http://www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
Libraries are an important resource for our youth. Don't let them be without libraries. Learn more about how you can support libraries…See More