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1 TEEN READ WEEK & BEYOND: Teen Reading Programming Throughout the Year #TRW15

2 January: Teen Book & Media Awards Every January YALSA announces the winners of its book and media awards  Alex, Edwards, Morris, Nonfiction, Odyssey, & Printz Prepare for the awards announcement  Hold a mock Printz or Nonfiction Award election  Display previous or potential winners  Create an awards announcement countdown on the library web site

3 February & March: Celebrate! Celebrate the award winners  Displays  Book clubs  Contests  Author events Update your collection and services  Purchase the winners & titles on the selected lists  Incorporate the titles into readers’ advisory Spread the word  Download & reproduce bookmark templates  Letter to the editor  Links on your web site  Booktalks

4 April: National Library Week Held annually the second week of April Teen Read Week launches at  Apply for Teen Read Week &/or Teens’ Top Ten grants via the site  Sign up for free webinars via the site Promote libraries & reading in your community  Create a display of Teens’ Top Ten nominees –

5 May thru September: Teens’ Top Ten It’s a teens’ choice award for the best YA books Encourage your teens to read the TTT nominations all summer so they can vote for their favorites from Aug. through Teen Read Week  Use the list for collection development  Tie the TTT into summer reading – see the free TTT toolkit for ideas  Share the list with school librarians and teachers  Use in booktalks, book clubs and displays  Feature the titles on the library web site

6 October: Teen Read Week Encourages all teens to read for the fun of it & to use library resources to do so All schools, libraries & bookstores can participate Celebrated annually the 3rd week in Oct. Sign up on the web site for special perks Celebrate in a way that works best for you

7 Get Away @ your library Create a display featuring comics & graphic novels Host a books-to-film, film festival featuring sci-fi or fantasy books that were made into movies Host a career fair so teens can explore jobs in the travel and hospitality industry Ask your Teen Advisory Group to create a map of the community featuring places where teens can go to get away from the everyday

8 Websites for More Information (awards & lists) (Teens’ Top Ten) (Teen Read Week) (recommended reading site for teens) (blog about library collections) (teen programming guidelines)

9 Programming Resources from YALSA Cool Teen Programs Under $100 (book) List of YA Authors by State M.A.E. Award for Best Lit Program for Teens, Program Idea Wiki at YA-YAAC, a listserv for library workers to share programming ideas, Young Adult Library Services (quarterly journal)

10 Continuing Education Resources Stay current with the latest in teen services through YALSA’s webinars! YALSA offers free monthly webinars to members on the third Thursday at 2pm EST Learn about our upcoming webinars here: Nonmembers can buy webinars on demand

11 Please contact YALSA if we can be of help! YALSA 50 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611 1.800.545.2433 x4390 (web site) @yalsa (Twitter)

12 Who is YALSA? YALSA stands for the Young Adult Library Services Association Parent organization is the American Library Association (ALA) Has over 5,100 members who are school and public library workers, educators, grad students and library supporters Mission: To expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

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