"Teens also made these dream boards at another program. This is a way for teens to visualize what they want to achieve. We used cork boards so that can add to and change out goals as needed. This was really fun and I think we would do something…"
"Hi, all! Just wanted to share pictures of some of our teens making "I Am" Portraits. Here the teens made collages of what's awesome about themselves! We came up with this idea because of the book, Wonder. We also realized that…"
"Here is a link to a video we made about choosing to be kind. It's related to one of the precepts in Wonder. Wonder was our One Book, One Community selection this year, so we did our discussion during Teen Read Week. We ended up getting a…"
"We're planning on sharing it on social media so I'll make sure to post it here as well!
Congratulations on getting the grant! I absolutely share your excitement. My teens have been really excited for this Teen Read Week and that is the…"
"Hi, everyone! I am Rachel Sweany from the Louisville Public Library in Louisville, OH. We have a couple cool things planned for Teen Read Week. We're going to spread out dream themed programming throughout the month though! We're doing…"
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 about leveraging TRW to promote career & college readiness with your teen patrons. The recording can be found on the Webinar page under the Planning tab. (Must be signed in to view)
Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme â€œTurn Dreams into Realityâ€ to share our knowledge, resources, services, and collections with teens in an effort to promote reading for fun. As professionals working with teens in the library, each of us curates our own personal collectionâ€”in folders …Read More →
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 to see how Patricia involves the teens in her library and what she did for …Read More →
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 life version of an alternative reality game whereby participants must â€œSeek the Unknownâ€ throughout the …Read More →