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 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.

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Vote Now for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten!

Posted by YALSA on August 15, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Voting for the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten is now open! Encourage teens to vote for up to three of their favorite titles now through Oct. 15. The “top ten” titles will be announced the week after Teen Read Week™, which takes place Oct. 9-15. Libraries are also encouraged to share the video featuring the 26 nominated titles on their library’s website. 

Teen Read Week 2016

Posted by YALSA on June 10, 2016 at 10:13am 0 Comments

This Year's Teen Read Week theme is "Read for the Fun of it", what are some of your ideas to keep teen readers engaged and reading for fun?

Fine and share your programming ideas on our Teen Programming HQ site as well as down below on our  Teen Read Week forum. 

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Teen Read Week Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Melissa Eleftherion Carr on Friday. 3 Replies

What new Teen Read Week program ideas do you have around engaging diverse teens? Share them with us here!Continue

[TRW 2016] Passive Program Ideas

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Maureen Olsen Sep 13. 3 Replies

Share your Teen Read Week themed passive program ideas here.Continue

[Grantees] 2016 Teen Read Week Grantees

Started by YALSA. Last reply by Guadalupe Gomez Sep 10. 10 Replies

This space is for the TRW grantees to share info and updates about their programs.Continue

Tags: grantees, grant, trw

intergenerational book group

Started by Robin McKean. Last reply by Gail Strickland May 31. 2 Replies

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

Tags: intergenerational, group, reading

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Join this site!

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

  • Opportunity to attend a free TRW 2016 webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm Eastern!
  • A low-res download of the 2016 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Teen Read Week: A Time to Come Together

Teen Read Week at our school, Findlay High in Findlay, Ohio, has become a time when the library opens wide its doors and invites in a huge variety of people to come share themselves with the school. Last year this included culinary students one day and a menagerie of animals … Continue reading

Teen Read Week: An Immersive Experience

This year I am extremely honored and thankful to be a YALSA Teen Read Week grant recipient. I took my time this year deciding what I would do for Teen Read Week. My past Teen Read Weeks had been small in scale. Last year I had teens write a short … Continue reading

Blog Post Round-Up: Inexpensive and Easy Programming

  Blog post round-up is a series of posts that pull from the great YALSAblog archive. The topics have been requested by YALSA members. Have an idea for a topic? Post it in the comments. Inexpensive Ideas: Back to Afterschool: Tech Resources Pop Up Programming 30 Days of Teen Programming: … Continue reading

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