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Future Teen Read Week Dates

Starting in 2016, Teen Read Week will be held each year in the same week as Columbus Day.

Future dates are:

  • October 9-15, 2016
  • October 7-13, 2017
  • October 7-13, 2018
  • October 13 - 19, 2019
  • October 11 - 17, 2020

Added by YALSA on January 4, 2016 at 9:43am — No Comments

Teen Read Week 2015 Feedback

Now that Teen Read Week 2015 has ended we want to hear your feedback! This Teen Read Week survey gives us the opportunity to make improvements for the future.  Click the link below to give input regarding YALSA's Teen Read Week initiative. Thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness of the great resources libraries have to offer teens!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trw15

Added by YALSA on November 4, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

2015 Teens' Top Ten Official Titles

Download a list of the winners with annotations here: www.ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten

Added by YALSA on October 28, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Engage your Congressperson in #TRW15!

From now until the end of the year, Congress is hard at work on a new education bill that would provide federal funding for schools. Your congressperson needs to hear from you to know that it’s vital to include school libraries in this new bill. Here is your chance to do something locally to initiate national change!

Since Teen Read Week 2015 is approaching, now is a great time to invite your members of Congress to visit your library or take a trip to visit their district office.…

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Added by YALSA on September 29, 2015 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Register for a free TRW Webinar: Reaching Out with TRW 2015: ID'ing and Serving the Teens in Your Community

Register now for the upcoming free Teen Read Week webinar

"Reaching Out with TRW 2015: ID'ing and Serving the Teens in Your Community".

This 60-minute webinar will take place Tuesday, October 6 at 12pm Eastern / 11am Central / 9am Pacific. In addition to considering reasons why your library celebrates Teen Read Week and who you would like to reach with your events/programs, you will learn the…

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Added by YALSA on September 9, 2015 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Twitter Chat: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens Sept. 11 @ 2PM EST

Join us for a twitter chat titled "Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens"  on September 11 @ 2PM EST!

The start of the school year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “get away” from the library and connect with those underserved populations. Join us in our Twitter chat to share your TRW 2015 goals in reaching those groups outside the library walls or gain ideas on how you might best serve your community.



Use #TRW15 to join…

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Added by YALSA on August 14, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Afterschool Literacy Award Opportunity

Libraries and other organizations that provide afterschool activities for youth can apply now through August 27th for the Dollar General Afterschool Literacy Award, administered by the Afterschool Alliance.  Learn more or access the application at: http://www.afterschoolalliance.org/awards.cfm

Added by YALSA on July 23, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Teens' Top Ten book giveaway winners press release

Check out the winners of the book giveaway

2015 Teens' Top Ten book giveaway winners announced!

Added by YALSA on June 3, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

2015 Teens' Top Ten Nominees Announced!

The 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees have been announced! Check them out via the video below!

Download a list of the nominees with annotations here.

Added by YALSA on April 16, 2015 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Free TRW Webinar: Build Your Budget; April 21, 12PM EST

Registrants of this site can participate in a free webinar titled, "Build Your Budget", on Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m. Eastern!

This Teen Read Week webinar focuses on how teen services library workers can advocate within and beyond their respective library systems for funds. Learn how to seek out sponsors and partners for external funding, while also advocating within your library for a budget that includes financial resources for teen services! 100 seats available. Register…

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Added by YALSA on April 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway Application Now Open!

The application period for the 2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway is now open! Forty (40) sets of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten nominees will be given away to libraries in need.

Apply now through May 1, 2015. Please note that eligibility requirements do apply. Learn more here.

Added by YALSA on April 10, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

2015 Teen Read Week™ Grant Application Now Open!

The application period for the 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant is now open! Ten grants worth $1000 each are available to fund Teen Read Week activities. Apply by June 1, 2015. The Teen Read Week site will officially go "live" April 16, so be sure to join the…

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Added by YALSA on April 1, 2015 at 3:38pm — No Comments

2015 Teen Read Week™ Announced!

The theme for this year's Teen Read Week is "Get Away @ your library" and will take place October 18-24.

Check back this spring for updated artwork, resources, and…

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Added by YALSA on January 16, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

Vote for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Theme!

Help us choose the next Teen Read Week theme by voting for your favorite out of the four choices provided in this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK87KVH

The survey is now closed. Thanks for voting and stay tuned for the announcement & updated website this spring!

Added by YALSA on January 6, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

YALSA Products & Publications

Why is TRW Important?

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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

Flops, Duds, and Bloopers – When Programming Isn’t Perfect

I tell myself all the time that the success of a teen program is more than “just” attendance. I know I’m not alone in that. A YALSA committee has even created a living document – Teen Programming Guidelines – that includes a section on evaluation and measurement. But still, it doesn’t … Continue reading

Get Away @Your Library: Setting Goals to Reach Underserved Teens

With our youth patrons returning to school, now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your community’s demographics and set goals to “Get Away” and connect with those underserved populations. As you consider where to start, the first step may seem daunting, but tackle the unknown in a way that is … Continue reading

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