Teen Read Week Press Kit

Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2014, Turn your Dreams into Reality

Media Contact:

Macey Morales
Media Relations Manager

Heather Cho
Media Relations Specialist
American Library Association


Turn Dreams Into Reality @ your library! This Teen Read Week™ (Oct. 12-18), 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. During Teen Read Week thousands of libraries hold special events and programs for Teen Tech Week, aimed at encouraging teens to read for fun.

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 2014 sub-theme is Turn Dreams Into Reality @ 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 librarian and educators a chance to encourage teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.  

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.

Willow Shields Invites teens to Celebrate Teen Read Week™

Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, who plays Primose Everdeen, encourages teens to celebrate Teen Read Week October 12-18, 2014 by visiting their library and find a great read to "Turn Dreams into Reality."

Teen Read Week on Social Media

Twitter iconFollow Teen Read Week on Twitter: #TRW14



Press Releases

YALSA and Blink partner for Teen Read Week™ 2014

Teen Bloggers for 2014 Teen Read Week™ Blogging Contest announced

Teens can vote now for the 2014 Teens’ Top Ten

DOGObooks to host landing page for YALSA’s 2014 TTT vote

2014 Teen Read Week™ grant recipients announced

YALSA announces Teen Blogging Contest for Teen Read Week™

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Book Giveaway recipients announced

2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees


Teen Read Week in Motion



2014 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


Teen Read Week Logos

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To download logos: Right click (Windows) or option-click (MAC) on the image above and choose "Save Target As" to save it.  Note the location of the file.

Teen Read Week™ Logo Use Guidelines:

• Libraries & other Not-for-Profits: YALSA grants permission to libraries and other nonprofits to use the Teen Read Week™ mark and logo in conjunction with their Teen Read Week™ activities, so long that neither is used for profit and that YALSA is properly credited.

• Corporations & For-Profit Entities: Prior permission and licensing must be obtained before use of the mark and/or logo will be granted. Corporations may make referential use of Teen Read Week™ by, for example, including an announcement that it is the week of October 12-18, 2014, in newsletters on websites, etc. Corporations cannot, however use "Teen Read Week™" or the logo in the names of their contests, initiatives, events, continuing education opportunities, etc. without prior permission from YALSA.

Corporations who wish to participate in and/or publicize Teen Read Week™, are encouraged to contact byoke@ala.org and to review YALSA's Logo Use Policy.