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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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Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

Reaching Teens through Passive Programs

Do you have trouble getting teens into your interactive programs for your teens during Teen Read Week? Are you still trying to understand your teen demographic? Teens are busy students, especially during their final high school years, but they can certainly still participate in other planned activities on their own… Continue reading

Do You Speak Game?

At the White Oak Library District, I helped work on my library’s district wide strategic plan. The one place I knew we were failing our patrons was with families who were learning English as a second language. We always talk about ways to better serve our patrons in this aspect… Continue reading





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