August 14, 2017

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Apply for AASL Inspire Grants; ALAN Grants for Librarians Announced | SLJ Teen News

The American Association of School Librarians invites school librarians to apply for two new grants. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents has two new awards that may be of interest to librarians working with teens.

YALSA’s 2016 Teen Read Week To Focus On English Language Learners

This year’s Teen Read Week, held from October 9–15, will highlight teen services, programming, and literature for young adults who speak a language other than English at home.

“Get Away” with Under-the-Radar Books for Teen Read Week

Librarian Julie Stivers presents diverse and underappreciated titles that should be celebrated during YALSA’s Teen Read Week (October 18–24), including Varian Johnson’s The Great Greene Heist and Polly Holyoke’s The Neptune Project.

Molly Wetta Takes Over SLJ’s Pinterest Board for Teen Read Week

Want to make a splash for YALSA’s Teen Read Week (TRW) from October 18–24? Look no further than SLJ‘s TRW Pinterest page curated by blogger, collection development librarian, and guest pinner Molly Wetta.

YALSA Hosts Teen Read Week Twitter Chat Today

With Teen Read Week coming around the bend (October 12–18), gear up and tune into Twitter today—September 15—from 2–3 pm EST for YALSA’s Twitter chat “Marketing Your Teen Read Week.”

YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamed | News Bites

August is bursting with industry news: YALSA is looking for submissions for its 2014 Maker Contest; the NAACP and American Urban Radio Networks have joined forces in a reading literacy campaign “NAACP Reads”; Minnesota’s Saint Paul Public Library expands its laptop training and giveaway program.

Teen Read Week Grant Winners Announced; YA Dystopian, Teen Cookbook Giveaways | SLJTeen News

The truth, money for school supplies, and cupcakes—what more could you want? Check out these late-summer opportunities for librarians serving teens.

2014 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominees Announced

YALSA recently announced the 25 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees for 2014. Teens are encouraged to read the titles before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote, which starts August 15 and goes through Teen Read Week, from October 12-18.

Apply by June 1 for YALSA/Dollar General Teen Read Week Grants

YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarding 10 grants of $1000 to libraries with innovative programming ideas for Teen Read Week 2014. Apply by June 1.

Creating a Life-Size ‘The Game of LIFE’ for Teen Read Week

La Vista Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) created a life-size version of The Game of LIFE for ‘Seek the Unknown’ Teen Read Week 2013, because as one teen quipped, “What, may I ask, is more unknown than life itself?”

Pictures of the Week: Celebrating Teen Read Week 2013

Teen Read Week, YALSA’s annual national adolescent literacy initiative, was held this year from October 13-19. Librarians who serve teens organized events, displays, and programs to encourage them to be lifelong readers and library users. This year’s theme, “Seek the Unknown @ your library,” is illustrated in this terrarium based on Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Boys, created by Molly Wetta of Lawrence Public Library, Kansas.

Teen Read Week Twitter Chat Highlights

Teen Read Week (TRW) kicked off with a lively Twitter chat among supporters of teen literacy and leisure reading on October 15. SLJ, Blink, Goodreads, Merit Press, Soho Teen, and AASL participated in the hour-long virtual conversation, highlighting ways librarians can help celebrate teen reading. The following are some of the tweets that resonated with SLJ editors.

YALSA Announces Teen Read Week Grants

ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 10 recipients of its 2013 Teen Read Week Grants. Funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the grants of $1,000 each will be used by the libraries to fund their Teen Read Week programs.

Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now

Don’t procrastinate: get your plans in place now for Teen Read Week, October 13-19, brought to you by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This year’s theme, Seek the Unknown, has a world of possibilities for libraries and teens to explore.