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:
As you plan for Teen Read Week, find guidance in the following toolkits, developed by the Teen Read Week Committee:
Looking for more ways to plan your Teen Read Week event? Find them in the Teen Read Week Themed Manual at the ALA Store. The manual includes theme-specific information on:
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!
And don't forget the upcoming e-course Beyond Booklists: Serving Today's Diverse Teens, instructed by Jennifer Velasquez, from July 11 - August 8, 2016. You'll learn about tools that can help you identify the diverse teen populations in your area and explore ways to design, implement and evaluate more in-depth services and programs for the diverse teen population and recent teen immigrants.