New Teen Read Week products and website launch on Support Teen Literature Day

Contact: Katharine Fronk

ALA Graphics Coordinator

ALA Graphics


For Immediate Release

April 15, 2010

CHICAGO— In anticipation of Teen Read Week,
ALA Graphics releases a poster, bookmark, and several digital art files, representing Books with Beat @ your library—this year’s theme. Designed with visuals that resemble a band gig poster, the Teen Read Week products suggest many interpretations of the theme, a creative starting point for dynamic events in schools, public libraries, and bookstores to inspire young adults to discover new genres, check out poetry, listen to audiobooks, and more.

For more than a decade, librarians and educators nationwide have come together in October to encourage teens to “Read for the Fun of It!” during
YALSA’s annual
Teen Read Week™ celebration. YALSA launched the 2010 Teen Read Week website at on Support Teen Literature Day, April 15, 2010. The site will offer librarians tools for planning their 2010 event, including program ideas, planning resources, publicity tools and more.

Find the complete line of Books with Beat offerings at the
ALA Store, where your purchases fund advocacy, awareness and accreditation programs for library professionals worldwide.

ALA Graphics supports the ALA mission through the creation and distribution of quality products promoting libraries, literacy, lifelong learning, and reading. ALA Graphics develops products based on customer need, including products that support the key action areas of the Association: diversity, education and continued learning, equity of access, intellectual freedom, and 21st-century literacy.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has been the world leader in selecting books, videos, and audio books for teens. For more information about YALSA or for lists of recommended reading, viewing and listening, go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, 800-545-2433, ext. 4390; or e-mail: