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:
  2. Contact your book store to set up a signing or reading.  Request some freebies from YALSA to hand out:
  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:
  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:
  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. 12 – 18, 2015 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:
  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, 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:
  13. For future TRWs, serve on YALSA’s Teen Read Week planning committee:

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