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How do you plan to encourage teens to think and read outside the box? Teen Read Week will only be successful if libraries reach beyond serving the teens who are library 'regulars' and get teens invol… View »

Teens Need Libraries

Snapshot of today's teens: 66% of 8th graders are not proficient in math 66% of 8th graders are not proficient in reading 69% of 8th graders are not proficient in writing 19% of high school students… View »

2014 TTT Book Trailers

Check out book trailers for all 25 Teens' Top Ten nominees via our youtube channel! View »

Teen Blogging Contest

YALSA Teen Blogging Contest for Teen Read Week™ Overview: The Hub will feature posts written by teen bloggers during the week of October 12-18 in celebration of Teen Read Week (TRW). Teens aged 12-1… View »

Teen Corner

Want to be a part of Teen Read Week? Connect with your local public or school library!  To find a library near you visit Teen Read Week is celebrated in schools a… View »

2014 National Spokesperson: Brenton Thwaites

With six major upcoming films, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is cemented as one of the biggest breakout talents to watch this coming year.  Thwaites’ ascension began when he… View »

TTT Book Giveaway

YALSA is giving away 50 sets of the 2018 Teens' Top Ten book nominees to libraries in need. Apply by May 1, 2018. Recipients will be announced around the first week of June.  Individual li… View »

Teen Read Week Grant

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 2018… View »



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

  • A low-res download of the 2018 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!

Why is TRW Important?


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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Reimagining Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™

As you may be aware, in March 2017, a discussion between YALSA’s board members resulted in a proposal (board document #32) at Annual 2017 to re-envision TTW and TRW to create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. A follow-up conversation also took place and… Continue reading

Teen Read Week at Montville Township Public Library

We at Montville Township Public Library were very grateful to be awarded the Teen Read Week Grant this year and used it to do a four program series relating to Constructed Languages in Science Fiction and Fantasy. First, a book discussion related to this concept, choosing books in which a… Continue reading

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th, the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to re-envision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading





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