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2014 Teens' Top Ten titles announced!

Learn more about the Teens' Top Ten here.

Added by YALSA on October 20, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Teen Read Events at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library at El Paso, Texas

An exciting Teen Read week at the Esperanza Acosta Library kicked-off  on Monday, October 13, 2014 with a "Turn Dreams into a Reality" bookmark  that featured Teens' Top Ten nominees for their 10 favorite reads scavanger hunt.   Teens are also pictured giving their recommendations.…

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Added by Juanita Kamalipour on October 15, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Turning Dreams Into Reality

The First Tee of Monterey County teens enjoyed a successful kick-off to Teen Read Week. Led by Coach Scott, the teens constructed and painted their "Little Library" - a model of the clubhouse!

Added by The First Tee of Monterey County on October 13, 2014 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Hunger Games Actress Willow Shields Invites You to Celebrate Teen Read Week™!

Added by YALSA on October 10, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Teen blog posts on YA Lit all month long on YALSA's YA Lit Blog, The Hub!

Throughout all of October, YALSA's YA Lit blog, The Hub, is featuring blog posts from our teen guest bloggers from our Teen Read Week Teen Blogging Contest.

Topics range from How to Get over a Fictional Death to The Beauty of Short Stories, and more so be sure to check out The Hub every day in October to see the blog posts by our lovely teen bloggers!

Added by YALSA on October 3, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Dream Catcher Craft Activity

Oriental Trading Company has a great deal on a set of 12 kits. I am going to try making these with my book club the week of TRW.

http://www.orientaltrading.com/dream-catcher-craft-kit-a2-48_2969.fltr?Ntt=dream%20catcher

Added by Leslie Price LaMastus on October 2, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Twitter Chat -- September 29, 2014 2PM-3PM EST

Join us for a Twitter chat and share with us your ideas, pictures, and advice on Teen Read Week Displays/Decorations on Monday, September 29 from 2-3PM EST!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track the discussion, use…

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Added by YALSA on September 15, 2014 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Twitter Chat -- September 15, 2014 2PM ET

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW Marketing on Monday, September 15 from 2-3PM EST!



Please share with us your themed #trw14 marketing ideas!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow and track…

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Added by YALSA on September 5, 2014 at 10:41am — No Comments

Twitter Chat -- September 3, 2014 2PM ET

YALSA invites everyone to a Twitter chat for idea sharing about TRW programming on Wednesday, September 3 from 2-3PM EST!

Please share with us your themed #trw14 programming ideas!

To participate in the twitter chat, remember to use the hashtag #trw14! To easily follow…

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Added by YALSA on August 21, 2014 at 9:35am — No Comments

Android Version of Teen Book Finder App Now Available

An android version of YALSA’s Teen Book Finder app is now available!

Android users can download the app for free through the Google Play store. The app allows users to access YALSA’s recommended reading and award winning titles…

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Added by YALSA on August 8, 2014 at 9:14am — No Comments

2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominee Book Trailers!

Excited to get voting next month? Check out these awesome book trailers created for each 25 nominees by the Teens' Top Ten Committee!

Added by YALSA on July 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

How Library Programs Benefit Teens Fact Sheet

Download and share this two page fact sheet about how library programs benefit teens, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with your supervisor, co-workers, community partners and more.

Added by YALSA on June 30, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Teen Read Week Webinar, June 10 2PM ET:Career & College Readiness Programs for Libraries

Using her experiences at the Santa Ana Public Library in California, Cheryl Eberly discussed ways in which libraries can leverage their Teen Read Week programs to promote college and career readiness resources and programs to teen patrons.

Missed out on the webinar? Join the website to get access to the recording and slides!

Access to the recording and slides can be found on the "Webinar" page under the Planning tab.

Added by YALSA on June 5, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Teen Blogging Contest

Does your teen like writing and ya lit? Have them apply for our Teen Blogging Contest!

Teens aged 12-18 are welcome to apply for a chance to blog for our ya lit blog, The Hub, during Teen Read Week!

Apply by August 1, 2014.

For more info, visit the Teen Blogging Contest page under the Teen Corner…

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Added by YALSA on May 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Awesome New Readers’ Advisory Tool for your Teen Patrons!

It’s the fastest, easiest way to promote reading!   Reads 4 Teens is a collection of the best in the latest teen literature and includes 37 ready-to-use pamphlets and 8 bookmarks, each featuring a different theme or genre, including STEM.  It’s now available for purchase as a digital download through the ALA Store for $26.10 for members &…

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Added by YALSA on May 21, 2014 at 11:40am — No Comments

2014 Teen Read Week Grant Deadline Fast Approaching!

The deadline for the 2014 Teen Read Week is fast approaching! Through generous funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ten libraries will be awarded $1000 each to help fund their Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2014.

Eligibility requirements must be met in order to qualify.

More info can be found under the Grants tab.

Added by YALSA on May 20, 2014 at 10:38am — No Comments

2014 Teens' Top Ten Nominees

Added by YALSA on May 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Updated Planning & Publicity Resources Now Available

Online community members can now access the updated 2014 resources on the Teen Read Week™ website. Although the website has not officially “launched”, members can log on and access all materials to get a head start on planning. Resources and materials include a publicity kit which includes a sample press release, fliers, marketing tips, planning checklists, and more.

The Teen Read Week website will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014. Be sure to come…

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Added by YALSA on April 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

2014 Themed Teen Read Week products and materials now available!

Themed materials for the 2014 Teen Read Week™ theme, Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library are now available at the ALA Store! Materials range from posters to bookmarks, and more. All ALA and YALSA members receive a 10% discount on their orders.

Teen Read Week will be celebrated October 12-18, 2014.

Added by YALSA on March 31, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Do YOU Know Why Teen Read Week is Important?

Watch this video and find out!

Added by YALSA on March 13, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Join this site!

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)
  • 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

Learning from Teens: Thoughts for Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up October 12-18, and libraries are encouraged to use the theme “Turn Dreams into Reality” 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 collection—in folders Read More →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation Spotlight on Patricia VanArsdale

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 →

TRW 2013: Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Molly Wetta

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 “Seek the Unknown” throughout the Read More →

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