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.
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!
Help us choose the next Teen Read Week theme by voting for your favorite out of the four choices provided in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK87KVH
The survey is now closed. Thanks for voting and stay tuned for the announcement & updated website this spring!
New or unfamiliar to teen services? Get our new 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
Why are libraries important for teens? Read and download our free report, "The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action" and see how you can help libraries and teens. www.ala.org/yaforum/future-library-services-and-teens-project-report
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The preliminary schedule for our 2015 Young Adult Services Symposium is now available. The symposium takes place in Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015. Check it out and learn more here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium & sign up for updates via this form: http://svy.mk/1vt0D8k
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Congratulations to Lorain High School, the recipient of YALSA's 2015 Great Books Giveaway Competition! Learn about all of YALSA's Grants and Awards for members online at: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/yalsaawardsgrants
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Whether you're in a rush or have some time to spare, YALSA has educational resources to fit your schedule and budget. Take a webinar or online course, or have YALSA come to YOU with one of our institutes! We all learn differently, and that's great! http://bit.ly/1xdf5C3 (image courtesy of Sacha Chua, cc license http://bit.ly/1ryPA8o)
Couldn't attend our symposium last November? Join us for the next one in Portland, Oregon, November 6-8, 2015. Learn more and check out the preliminary schedule here: http://www.ala.org/yalsa/yasymposium & sign up for updates via this form: http://svy.mk/1vt0D8k
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Please email or phone your members of Congress and ask them to sign the "Dear Appropriator" letter supporting federal funding for libraries (LSTA and IAL), then ask all other library supporters you know to do the same by no later than March 20th! Contact info is here: http://cqrcengage.com/ala/home (put in your zip code in the box on the lower right side)
Have you already read our report, The Future of Library Services for & with Teens: A Call to Action? Give us a brief description of actions or changes you've made as a result of the recommendations via this form: http://bit.ly/1B2FdA4 For instance, what's one small change you've made? What are your struggles from the recommendations made?
Attention library staff who serve teens in the San Francisco Bay Area: YALSA is recruiting teens to participate in the BFYA feedback session at ALA Annual in San Francisco. Details and application information are available at: http://tinyurl.com/noj8fn6.
The YALSA Local Arrangements committee for ALA Annual in San Francisco, June 25-June 30, 2015 is recruiting youth…See More