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 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!


Afterschool Literacy Award Opportunity

Posted by YALSA on July 23, 2015 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

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

2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

Posted by YALSA on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below!

Download a list of the nominees with annotations here.

Free TRW Webinar: Build Your Budget; April 21, 12PM EST

Posted by YALSA on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

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.


2015 Teen Read Week Program Grant Winners Forum

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The space for Teen Read Week grant winners to discuss ideas, practices, and other topics involving their Teen Read Week programs.  Continue

Thinking and Brainstorming already

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TRW decorating and display ideas

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How are you decorating your library for Teen Read Week? Pictures are welcome!Continue

How Have Libraries Served Under Served Teens in Your Community?

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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

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

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  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in the free TRW webinar, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!
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  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Get Away @ Your Library!

Get Away @ Your Library can mean a lot of different things to different people. When I think of it I think about why I read. One of the best things about reading is how it takes you to new and exciting places. Whether it is books about other cultures, time travel or historical events, Read More →

Develop Creative Programming for Teen Read Week

I’ll confess that there have been cycles in my ten years of teen services where my creativity to develop innovative library programs suddenly depletes itself. It takes time until I kick my own butt back into gear. I’m sure you’re familiar with this feeling that can result from the graduation of most of your teen Read More →

Teen Read 2015 Program ideas

I have two new favorite teen program ideas – Blind Date a Book and Food Truck Menu Challenge. Ok, Blind Date a Book isn’t very new; more often than not, you’ll see this in February for Library Lovers’ Month. Librarians across the country have taken this idea out for a ride and given it their Read More →




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