October 2016 Blog Posts (5)

2016 Teens' Top Ten Titles Announced!

A list featuring the winning titles can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten page.

Now through December 31, 2016, teens aged 12-18 can nominate their favorite titles to be considered as a 2017 Teens’ Top Ten nominee via the …

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Added by YALSA on October 17, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Celebrating Bilingualism at Anaheim Central Library!

The majority of the teens we serve in Anaheim are bilingual, and dual-immersion programs in school are expanding across all grade levels in our city.  Teen Read Week is giving us the perfect impetus to create programs celebrating bilingualism and reinvigorate our YA Spanish collection.  

Our main Teen Read Week event is a visit from Isabel Quintero, author of Gabi, A Girl In Pieces.  Isabel lives locally, and writes vividly about what it's like to grow up as a Hispanic teen…

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Added by Emily Otis on October 11, 2016 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Planning TRW programming for English Language Learners

Teen Read Week special programming for English Language Learners (ELLs) at my school is still in the planning stages; I have been collaborating with Mrs. Rebecca Hepler, the English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to prepare and schedule activities.

We have 16 students in this group of ELLs, representing five different nations around the world from Mexico to Saudi Arabia to China. Students’ exposure to the history of our city, Philadelphia,…

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Added by Sara Frey on October 11, 2016 at 7:49am — No Comments

A Night at the Library

Teen Read Week is quickly approaching, and we are excited about what we have planned at McHenry High School, West Campus.  To kick off the week, we will be hosting our first ever, Night at the Library.  The event, during which the library will be transformed into a coffee shop/bookstore, will run from 7- 9 in the evening and will be open to the community.  We will have coffee, lemonade, and snacks for visitors as well as a wide range of activities.  Our activities, planned for all ages,…

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Added by cheryl myers on October 6, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Win a Makey Makey Go or Classic Kit!

Got a great Teen Read Week program idea or need some advice on programming? Submit it to our Teen Programming HQ site by Oct. 15 for a chance to win 1 of 28 Makey Makey kits! Winners will be selected at random.

Visit the Teen Programming HQ site today!

Added by YALSA on October 4, 2016 at 12:51pm — No Comments

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Teen Read Week at Montville Township Public Library

We at Montville Township Public Library were very grateful to be awarded the Teen Read Week Grant this year and used it to do a four program series relating to Constructed Languages in Science Fiction and Fantasy. First, a book discussion related to this concept, choosing books in which a… Continue reading

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th, the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to re-envision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Planning a School-Wide Read Program

When I read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds for the first time last year, I was completely overwhelmed–this story was about my students! So many of them have lost family and friends due to gun violence, and many of them have been faced with similar emotional tragedies in their… Continue reading

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