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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

Teen Read Week 2014 Theme

The moment you all have been waiting for is now here!

The theme for Teen Read Week™ 2014 is Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library.

Teen Read Week 2014 will take place October 12-18.

The site will officially go live on Celebrate Teen Literature Day, April 17, 2014.

See you all then!

Added by YALSA on February 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Poetry Friday and Teen Read Week

Here's the link to my Teen Read Blog post on www.TeachingAuthors.com:

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2013/10/teen-read-week-poetry-friday.html

Added by April Halprin Wayland on October 18, 2013 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Let's Find Stuff

Teen Read Week is in full swing at Eagle Public Library. Teens are playing Hide and Seek as they follow the clues to the treasure hidden in the books through out the library. Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover!!! Teens get to choose a book that has been wrapped with paper and give a 3-4 word description. The original display had 27 and on Wednesday we are down to 12!!!!!! Our TAB is eagerly looking forward to THE BOISE CITY GHOST HUNTERS discovering the hidden secrets in the library!!!!…

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Added by Suzanne Crupper on October 16, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Seek the Unknown @ Landa Branch Library

 

Landa Teen Library Leadership Council had a dissusion of what is the "unknown" to them. They wanted to seek

On October 13 Bea Canales, Teen Liaison, helped strengthen teen peer-to-peer relationships
during Teen Read Week. The theme "Seek the Unknown" led to a discussing on seeking to
understand, with empathy, disabilities in others by leading each other around the library with
opaque glasses. Teens remarked that they, "laughed at first then…
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Added by Beatrice Canales on October 14, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Teen Read Week pictures and activities

At Bluffton High School, in Bluffton, South Carolina, we are doing the following as part of our Teen Read Week Activities:…

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Added by Page Wiedeman on October 10, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments

Help Us Raise Awareness About the Importance of Library Services for Teens!

Please support our new online campaign we created via Thunderclap in support of library services for teens!

Our goal is to increase awareness about the importance of library services for teens and its cruciaol role in helping them develop critical literacy skills.

How Thunderclap works:

The Thunderclap allows people to pledge a Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook message that is unleashed at the same time.  It’s completely safe and will automatically post exactly one message on…

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Added by YALSA on October 9, 2013 at 9:46am — No Comments

Voting for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten Now Open!

Teens can now vote for their favorite titles for the 2013 Teens' Top Ten!

Vote now through October 19.

The top ten titles with the most votes will be named the official titles of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten.

Winners will be announced the week of October 21st.

Happy voting! http://www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens/

Added by YALSA on August 15, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments

Please verify TRW voting dates

All along I've seen voting for TRW fav books to be August 15 through September 15. Now I'm seeing that voting ends October 19. Please post the correct dates again. Thanks.

Added by Jane Bering on August 14, 2013 at 4:49pm — No Comments

Teen Read Week Webinar: Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye

Registrants of the Teen Read Week website can sign up to participate in a free webinar called Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye. Join YALSA as we travel the YA literary world via booktalk seeking the unknown through 25+ titles!

The webinar takes place on August 22nd, from 2pm - 3pm ET. The first 100 people who sign up with the link below will be able to participate.There will also be a recording of the webinar available afterwards.…

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Added by YALSA on August 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo

I highly recommend this book for older teens or teens who are advanced readers. It is a true story of Colton Burpo who was very sick with appendicitis. He was in the hospital and his spirit went to heaven. He saw his parents praying over him in the hospital and when he got to heaven he saw Jesus, his great grandfather and his sister among other amazing things. He was almost 4 years old when this happened. He later told his parents about his trip to heaven. One of the things he said was that…

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Added by Sally Weegar on August 9, 2013 at 3:41pm — No Comments

August 6th Twitter Chat on titles that fit the "Seek the Unknown Theme"

If you missed the live chat hosted by YALSA's TRW Committee, you can check out the online archive.  And be sure to mark your calendar for the next Teen Read Week Twitter chat: Sept. 3rd from 1-2, eastern!

Added by YALSA on August 6, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Marketing Tips & Ideas for TRW

First time planning Teen Read Week? Or maybe you're just looking for some help on how to market your Teen Read Week. Check out our Teen Read Week Marketing Tips & Ideas PowerPoint!

The Marketing Tips & Ideas PowerPoint is now available under the Planning Tab in Publicity Tools.

Added by YALSA on July 8, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

2013 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway

Want new books for your library? Through a generous donation from Dollar General, we're giving away 20 sets of the 2013 Teens' Top Ten books to libraries in need!

Apply today! The deadline to apply by is September 1st.

Teens' Top Ten Giveaway

Added by YALSA on June 3, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments

Help Teens Explore the Unknown Moon!

In relation to this year's TRW theme of "Seeking the Unknown", teens can celebrate the theme even further by "exploring" the moon!

Interested? Keep reading for more info!

Help Teens Explore the Unknown Moon

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual event that is dedicated to encouraging people to ‘look up’ and take notice of our nearest neighbor, the Moon. From looking at the Moon with a naked eye to using the most sensitive telescope, every year…

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Added by YALSA on May 23, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Twitter Chats!

Join YALSA’s Teen Read Week Committee by participating in the following Twitter Chats, which will all be held from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm central time! 

June 4: Courtney Lewis: Reflecting on Past Year's TRW: What Worked and What Didn't

July  2: Amanda Kordeliski: Displays and Promotions for Teen Read Week 2013

August  6: Karin Perry: Titles for Teen Read Week 2013

September 3: Stacy Wells: Share Your Teen Read Week 2013 Plans

What’s a Twitter Chat?  It’s an…

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Added by YALSA on May 1, 2013 at 11:42am — No Comments

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Most belly workouts can be executed, with no utilizing any pricey exercising equipment this sort of as a treadmill, but are quite efficient in creating properly toned ab muscles.… Continue

Added by Lizette Dupre on March 4, 2013 at 10:52pm — No Comments

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

  • A low-res download of the 2018 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: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

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

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