Teen Read Week is not just for teens! Authors can become involved and celebrate Teen Read Week as well!
- Contact your local school or public library to set up a visit. Request some freebies from YALSA to hand out: www.ala.org/yalsa/handouts
- Contact your book store to set up a signing or reading. Request some freebies from YALSA to hand out: www.ala.org/yalsa/handouts
- Encourage your local book store and library to create a Teen Read Week display, or offer to create one for them. Let them know they can order TRW posters and bookmarks from the ALA Store: www.alastore.ala.org/
- Add your name & contact info to the YA author directory on YALSA’s wiki so librarians have a way to get in touch with you when they are planning author events: http://tinyurl.com/YAauthors
- Blog or Tweet about teen reading & libraries leading up to TRW or during TRW. Use the hashtag #TRW15
- Ask your publisher how they are celebrating TRW and how you might get involved. If they have no plans, encourage them to contact YALSA to become a part of this event.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper discussing the importance of libraries in the lives of teens. (see the publicity tools page of this site)
- Ask your town council to officially declare Oct. 12 – 18, 2015 Teen Read Week in your town. Adapt this proclamation.
- Ask your local radio station to air the Teen Read Week PSA (see the publicity tools page of this site).
- Link to the Teen Read Week web site from yours: www.ala.org/teenread
- Work with your local school or public library to implement a creative writing contest for teens.
- At events, school visits, etc. between April, 2015 & Teen Read Week, encourage the teens you visit to read YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten nominations so they can vote online for their favorite books. Winners are announced during TRW: www.ala.org/teenstopten
- For future TRWs, serve on YALSA’s Teen Read Week planning committee: www.ala.org/yalsa/workingwithyalsa/committees/teenreadweek