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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 #TRW14
  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, 2014 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, 2014 & 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:

  • A low-res download of the 2014 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to a webinar on June 10th at 2pm EST about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons.
  • 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

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

Today we wrap up our Teen Read Week posts with our final Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant Recipient, Patricia VanArsdale. Patricia is Teen Services Librarian at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library in Zionsville, Indiana. Isn’t it a beautiful library? Keep reading … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

Molly Wetta and Karen Allen of Lawrence Public Library are the innovative minds behind one of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation grant winning projects. Their Choose-Your-Own-Apocalypse scavenger hunt styled program kick starts their Teen Read Week celebration with a real … Continue reading

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Deena Viviani

Continuing with our Teen Read Week grant recipient interview series, I chatted with Deena Viviani. Deena is the Young Adult, Programming, and Circulation Services Manager at Brighton Memorial Library in Rochester, New York. Deena’s winning proposal centers around the Fourth … Continue reading

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