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Teen Read Week is not just for teens! Authors can become involved and celebrate Teen Read Week as well!

Here's how:

  1. 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
  2. Contact your book store to set up a signing or reading.  Request some freebies from YALSA to hand out: www.ala.org/yalsa/handouts
  3. 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/
  4. 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
  5. Blog or Tweet about teen reading & libraries leading up to TRW or during TRW.  Use the hashtag #TRW15
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. Ask your town council to officially declare Oct. 9 - 15, 2016 Teen Read Week in your town. Adapt this proclamation.
  9. Ask your local radio station to air the Teen Read Week PSA (see the publicity tools page of this site).
  10. Link to the Teen Read Week web site from yours: www.ala.org/teenread
  11. Work with your local school or public library to implement a creative writing contest for teens. 
  12. At events, school visits, etc. between April, 2016 & 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
  13. For future TRWs, serve on YALSA’s Teen Read Week planning committee: www.ala.org/yalsa/workingwithyalsa/committees/teenreadweek

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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