Planning

What's your plan for reaching teens who need access to libraries and books the most?  Nearly 1 in 4 eighth graders in the U.S. cannot read at a basic level, according to Kids Count.  Teen Read Week will only be successful if libraries reach beyond serving the teens who are library 'regulars.'  Here are some resources to help:

Ready to plan your Teen Read Week? Check out the various resources below!

For even more guidance, check out Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA's Initiatives, edited by Megan Fink for YALSA.

Need quick tips? Check out one of these webinars!

Programming for Teen Read Week

Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye

Teen Programming Development: Making It About the Teens from Start to Finish

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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