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Teens' Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten (TTT) is a "teen choice" list, where teens choose their favorite books of the previous year! Encourage your teens to read the nominees from April to August so they can vote for their favorites at the end of summer!

Nominations are posted  online on the Thursday of National Library Week, which is April 14th, 2016. Readers ages twelve to eighteen can vote online for their favorites starting in August.  The 10 titles with the most votes become the TTT, and are announced during Teen Read Week, the third week of October.  To access a free toolkit to help you connect your teens with the TTT, and to view the nominations visit

Themed Booklists: Find existing, create new or add to what’s already on YALSA’s wiki. Also, try:

YALSA Book Awards & Lists

Find great lists of recommended reading for your teen from our book awards and book lists. Some examples of the book awards and lists are:

Teen Book Finder App

Use our Teen Book Finder app (available in iOS and Android) to find our book lists and awards at the top of a button.

Teens' Top Ten Tumblr: View and follow the Teens' Top Ten tumblr page for fun YA Lit related images, gifs, videos, book lists, and more!

Looking for more book and media lists? Find them in the "Read for the fun of it!" themed TRW Manual, Coming Soon at the ALA Store. This downloadable guide also includes a customizable flier and web graphics with art from the year's theme.

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

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

Rural Virginia Celebrates Teen Read Week 2016

My school librarian and I are still kicking around a ideas for our school’s Teen Read Week celebration October 9 – 15. This year’s “Read for the Fun of It” theme focuses on multilingual youth. In our rural corner of the world, where only three students are English language learners, … Continue reading





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