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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

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

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

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

Mark Your Calendar for TRW 2013!

Teens voted online and chose "Seek the Unknown @your library" as the theme for the 2013 Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated Oct. 13 - 19, 2013.  The 2013 TRW web site will launch here on April 18, 2013 ('cause that's Celebrate Teen Literature Day!).  Thank you for all your efforts to increase awareness of the great resources libraries have to offer teens and their families. 

Added by YALSA on October 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Join this site!

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

  • Opportunity to attend a free TRW 2016 webinar on Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm Eastern!
  • A low-res download of the 2016 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 on the YALSA Blog

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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