Teen Read Week Press Kit



Seek the unknown @ your library! This Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 13-19), the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages you to read for the fun of it! Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more — and become regular library users.

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

Teen Read Week's theme is Read for the Fun of It. Each year, YALSA offers a new sub-theme to serve as a basis for developing programs in schools, public libraries, and bookstores. The 2013 sub-theme is Seek the unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to pick up a mystery, sci-fi or fantasy title, or to explore a previously unknown genre or title, just for the fun of it. The event offers librarians and educators a chance to encourage teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.  


Follow Teen Read Week on Twitter: #TRW13


Fact Sheets:

Teen Read Week Fact Sheet

Teen Read Week FAQ


Teen Read Week Logos:

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2013 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations   

Event Photos 

Book and Media Lists

YALSA’s Teen Book Finder

Teens Need Libraries

About Teen Read Week


Teen Read Week Sponsors



During Teen Read Week thousands of libraries hold special events and programs for Teen Tech Week, aimed at encouraging teens to read for fun.

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Press Contact: Megan McFarlane, Campaign Coordinator for the Campaign for America's Libraries, ALA, 312-280-2148, mmcfarlane@ala.org