Apply now for the 2015 Teen Read Week™ Activity Grant

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/07/2015


Anna Lam

Communications Specialist

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

CHICAGO – Eligible library staff and educators can now apply for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)/ Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s 2015 Teen Read Week Activity Grant.

Ten grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to 10 libraries to help fund their literacy-focused Teen Read Week programs and activities. Eligibility requirements apply and applications are due by June 1, 2015. Learn more on the official Teen Read Week web site at

The Teen Read Week website will officially launch on April 16, 2015 with updated materials and resources. Individuals are encouraged to sign up on the site to become online community members to receive the latest updates and full access to resources such as a themed logo, archived webinars, and more.

Teen Read Week will be celebrated this year with the theme Get Away @ your library from Oct. 18-24, 2015. The theme encourages teens to ‘escape’ to the library to enjoy genres such as fantasy, adventure, sci-fi, comics, travelogues and many more.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Join the online discussion with the hashtag #TRW15.

For more than 50 years, YALSA has worked to build the capacity of libraries and library staff to engage, serve and empower teens.  For more information about YALSA or to access national guidelines and other resources go to, or contact the YALSA office by phone, (800) 545-2433, ext. 4390, or e-mail,