April 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now

Teen Read Week Seek the UnknownYALSA’s ever-popular Teen Read Week™ (TRW) kicks off October 13, which is closer than you think. Thankfully, you can seek the known by visiting a special Ning set up just for the occasion. There you’ll find a galaxy of resources including programming ideas, a planning guide, official swag, author and book lists, and out of this world offers from TRW sponsors, Blink, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, DOGObooks, Scholastic, and Soho Teen. Need a little kickstart? Sign up for YALSA’s webinar, Seek the Unknown in the Blink of an Eye on August 22, featuring recommended titles from Blink to go along with this year’s TRW theme.

Teen Read Week is an national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. It’s aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults.

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