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.

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).

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Twitter Chat -- September 3, 2014 2PM ET

Posted by YALSA on August 21, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW programming on Wednesday, September 3 from 2-3PM EST!

Please share with us your themed #trw14 programming ideas!

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 Programming…

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Android Version of Teen Book Finder App Now Available

Posted by YALSA on August 8, 2014 at 9:14am 0 Comments

An android version of YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app is now available!

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles from the past years with just a touch of a button from their mobile device. An iOS version is currently also available through the Apple App Store.

The Teen Book Finder app’s features include:

  • The ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, genre, by award, and by booklist
  • A Find It! button, powered by the…
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2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee Book Trailers!

Posted by YALSA on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Excited to get voting next month? Check out these awesome book trailers created for each 25 nominees by the Teens' Top Ten Committee!

How Library Programs Benefit Teens Fact Sheet

Posted by YALSA on June 30, 2014 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Download and share this two page fact sheet about how library programs benefit teens, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with your supervisor, co-workers, community partners and more.

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[Grantees] 2014 Teen Read Week Grantee Space

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Hands-on Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Passive Programs

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Turn your Dreams into Reality Contests

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Awesome Readers’ Advisory Tool for your Teen Patrons! Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 37 ready-to-use pamphlets and 8 bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre, including STEM. Available now for purchase as a digital download through the ALA Store for $26.10 for members & $29 for others. Just in time for summer reading and end-of the-school year visits! All titles featured in this resource appeared on YALSA's…

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Producing engaging, innovative programs for teens on a tight budget is a challenge that many librarians face. Get our Cool Teen Programs for under $100 guide for fun, creative programming ideas sure to entice teens into the library. http://bit.ly/1kRG1Ry

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Missed our July webinar, "Thinking Outside the Book"? Amy Pattee discusses how to engage teen learning with segments of your collection that align directly with their passions. YALSA members: access the recording at http://bit.ly/1rDN2HX. Non-members, purchase YALSA webinar recordings at http://bit.ly/1jOlibg. (photo courtesy of Krissy Venosdale CC license http://bit.ly/OJZNiI)

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

  • A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to a webinar about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

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TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn’t it a beautiful library? Keep reading … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Deena Viviani

Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading

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