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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

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

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

Join this site!

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

  • A low-res download of the 2017 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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