Teen Read Week is an annual event held the third week in October and is national literacy initiative of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association. It encourages teens to read for fun, and “to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.”
The theme this year is “Seek the Unknown @ Your Library.” It will be held October 13-19, but it is a flexible program you can implement in your library at any time, as it’s designed to “showcase to your community all the great resources, services and activities that you have for teens and their families.”
YALSA makes it really easy to participate and promote the program in your community. They have activity ideas, a planning checklist, lists of books and media, and publicity tools, including a press release and marketing tips. There’s also a wiki with more ideas.
What are you doing to celebrate Teen Read Week at your library? Share ideas for programming in the comments!