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[Grantees] 2018 Teen Read Week Grantees

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

Started by YALSA

31 on Friday
Reply by Jennifer Powell

Teen Read Week 2018: It's Written in the Stars

My group will be designing 8 x 10 themed artwork to transfer onto a white t shirt.

Started by Candace Ushery

0 Aug 7

Teen Read Week Programs

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

Started by YALSA

6 May 31
Reply by Bethany Lanphere

[TRW 2017] How do you get teens to unleash their stories?

With Summer Learning over and TRW 2017 upon us, I'd like to hear some of your ideas on how you get the young people at your library to shar…

Started by Justin C Switzer

7 Oct 27, 2017
Reply by Jenni Kitchen

[TRW 2017] Do you think your library should celebrate Teen Read "Month" instead of just one week in October, and why?

There are many of us who strive to promote literacy and reading year-round, but it is beneficial to set aside time to have a specific focus…

Started by Justin C Switzer

4 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by Mary Highley

[Grantees] 2017 Teen Read Week Grantees

This space is for the 2017 TRW grantees to share info and updates about their programs.

Started by YALSA

17 Oct 4, 2017
Reply by Elizabeth Strauss

Getting ready to Unleash TRW

1. Author Oliver Chin scheduled for October 12th!! Focus on graphic storyboards & graphic drawing. 2. Setting up library displays with…

Started by Kay e. Hones

0 Oct 3, 2017

[TRW 2016] Passive Program Ideas

Share your Teen Read Week themed passive program ideas here.

Started by YALSA

11 Sep 2, 2017
Reply by Elizabeth Strauss

[TRW 2017] What author would your teens mostly likely want to meet?

The best way to get young people to read is by making the situation real for them. If they see themselves in the characters, they will like…

Started by Justin C Switzer

0 Aug 29, 2017

As an octagenarian I need some help with your website, specifically how do I make my books available on it?

One of my career areas was a professor of psychology where I learned a great deal about the world of imagination.  In 2010 I lost my voice…

Started by Branton Holmberg

0 Aug 10, 2017



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  • A low-res download of the 2018 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
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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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