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Libraries & Schools: spread the word about Teen Read Week™! Use the tools on this page and then tell us what you've done.

Libraries, schools and youth serving organizations across the country are planning special events for Teen Read Week, encouraging teens to read something just for the fun of it! As YALSA promotes Teen Read Week™ to the press, we would like to hear about how your library or school plans to celebrate. Thank you for taking the time to get the word out about the great things you're doing for TRW!

Teen Read Week™ Logo Use Guidelines:

  • Libraries & other Not-for-Profits:YALSA grants permission to libraries and other nonprofits to use the Teen Read Week™ mark and logo in conjunction with their 

    Teen Read Week™ activities, so long that neither is used for profit and that YALSA is properly credited.

  • Corporations & For-Profit Entities: Prior permission and licensing must be obtained before use of the mark and/or logo will be granted.  Corporations may make referential use of Teen Read Week™ by, for example, including an announcement that it is the week of October 9-15, 2016 in newsletters on websites, etc.  Corporations cannot, however use "Teen Read Week™" or the logo in the names of their contests, initiatives, events, continuing education opportunities, etc. without prior permission from YALSA.  Corporations who wish to participate in and/or publicizeTeen Read Week™, are encouraged to contact and to review YALSA's Logo Use Policy.
  • TRW Presentation (PPT)
  • Marketing Tips & Ideas (PPT)
  • Sample Press Release (Word)
  • Letters to the Editor (Word)
  • Sample PSA Scripts (Word)
  • Proclamation (Word)
  • TRW Flier Template (Word)
  • TRW Flier Template 2 (Word)
  • TRW General Logo (JPG)
  • Publicity Kit (.zip)
  • Nikki Grimes talks about Teen Read Week (video)

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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