About Teen Read Week

As of January 2019, Teen Read Week™ has been sunset and replaced with a new, month long celebration called TeenTober.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created in 1998. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. 

As you may know, the YALSA board has decided to re-envision TTW and TRW and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services.

In March 2017, a discussion between YALSA's board members resulted in board document #32 at Annual 2017, which discussed the re-envisioning of TTW and TRW. As a result, a taskforce will be put together to work on proposing ideas for the new awareness campaign.

Our YALSA Wiki Teen Read Week page has lots of resources and ideas for celebrating Teen Tech Week!

  • Planning resources
  • Event and activity ideas
  • Apps and web tools
  • Free webinars

...and more!