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.
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:
Sign up here.
Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer ten $1,000 grants to recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities from its members!
The theme for Teen Read Week 2016 is a multi-lingual take on "Read for the fun of it!" Applicants for the grant should demonstrate how the funds will help support innovative reading or literacies programs aimed at the 22% of the nation's youth who speak a language other than English at home.
Individual library branches within a larger system are welcome to apply. The application deadline is June 1, 2016. Learn more and apply now. Eligibility requirements apply.
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