About Teen Read Week

The 2018 event will be held Oct. 7 - 13th, featuring the theme "It's Written in the Stars: READ." Library staff, afterschool providers and educators can use this theme to encourage teens to think and read outside of the box, as well as seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of- this-world reads.  Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW18.  This site will launch with the 2018 theme and resources during National Library Week, April 8 - 14, 2018

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 


2019 Morris & Nonfiction Award Finalists

Posted by YALSA on December 12, 2018 at 12:20pm 0 Comments

Did you hear? The 2019 Morris & Nonfiction Award finalists have been announced! Winners of YALSA and ALA's book awards will be announced at the ALA’s Youth Media Awards in Seattle, WA on January 28, 2019 at 8am PST. Fans can follow 2019 results in real-time via live webcast, sponsored by Baker & Taylor, a Follett Company, or follow the hashtag #alayma.

2018 Teens' Top Ten Announced!

Posted by YALSA on October 16, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

We've announced our 2018 Teens' Top Ten list! Did your favorites make the cut? Find out the winners in the announcement video below!


It is finally here!

Started by Brittany Garcia. Last reply by Brittany Garcia Oct 12, 2018. 2 Replies

Hello!     I am a little late for the week, but it is finally here! We have our kick-off event tonight with our panel as well as our telescope demonstration. We had a bit a trouble securing a space outside of the telescope demonstration, but it…Continue

Teen Read Week Programs

Started by YALSA. Last reply by KIMBERLY S MCCALLISTER Oct 12, 2018. 13 Replies

What new Teen Read Week program ideas do you have around engaging diverse teens? Share them with us here!Continue

[Grantees] 2018 Teen Read Week Grantees

Started by YALSA. Last reply by KIMBERLY S MCCALLISTER Oct 12, 2018. 42 Replies

This space is for the 2018 TRW grantees to share info and updates about their programs.Continue

Graphics for 2018?

Started by Chelsea Almer. Last reply by YALSA Oct 2, 2018. 1 Reply

Are there graphics available for this year's theme: "It's Written in the Stars... Read"? I love the banner at the top of this website but I would like more graphics to decorate my library with. Thanks!Continue

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Join this site!

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 on the YALSA Blog

Reimagining Teen Read Week™ and Teen Tech Week™

As you may be aware, in March 2017, a discussion between YALSA’s board members resulted in a proposal (board document #32) at Annual 2017 to re-envision TTW and TRW to create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. A follow-up conversation also took place and… Continue reading

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





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