Happy Teen Read Week™

teen read week 2010: books with beat @ your library, oct. 17-23
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Thank you for being part of YALSA's Teen Read Week™ 2010, Books with Beat @ your library. Looking to continue your celebration?  

  • Encourage your teens to watch a video of Nikki Grimes, author of A Girl Named Mister talking about the importance of reading, courtesy of Zonderkidz. The video is embedded above, and you can also access the video at YouTube and TeacherTube or download the video (MOV) from YALSA.
  • Have your teens read the titles in the 2010 Teens' Top Ten! You can also watch or download a video version of the announcement, featuring World Wrestling Entertainment Diva Eve.
  • Tell us how you celebrated at the Teen Read Week Wiki!
  • Join us for Teen Read Week 2011, Picture It @ your library, which encourages teens to read graphic novels and other illustrated materials, seek out creative books, or imagine the world through literature, just for the fun of it.

About Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the  Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998. This year's theme is Books with Beat @ your library®," which encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.

Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within your doors, and within the covers of books.

If you have other questions, please take a look at our most  frequently asked questions or  email YALSA.

Related Links

Teen Read Week Wiki


Learn more about our other reading initiatives...

Teens' Top Ten

WrestleMania Reading Challenge