teen read week 2010: books with beat @ your library, oct. 17-23

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Looking for more inspiration? Take a look at the professional materials available to help you plan your Teen Read Week celebration.

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Presentations and Downloadables

Download this
PowerPoint presentation from YALSA that explains Teen Read Week and use it at library meetings or conferences or with colleagues.

Do you serve Spanish-speaking teens? Download this
Books with Beat @ your library reading list (PDF) in Spanish! Thanks to YALSA's Diversity Task Force for creating it.


Bradford, Clare et. al.
New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature: Utopian Transformations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Coleman, Tina and Peggie Llanes.
The Hipster Librarian’s Guide to Teen Craft Projects. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2008.

Cool Teen Programs for under $100.
Jenine Lillian, ed., for YALSA. Chicago: YALSA, 2009.

Doyle, Miranda.
101 + Great Ideas for Teen Library Web sites. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007.

Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults.
Amy Alessio, ed. Chicago: YALSA, 2009.

Holley, Pam Spencer for the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Quick and Popular Reads for Teens.
Chicago: ALA Editions, 2009.

Honnold, RoseMary for the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Get Connected: Tech Programs for Teens.
New York: Neal-Schuman, 2007.

Kunzel, Bonnie and Constance Hardesty.
The Teen-Centered Book Club: Readers into Leaders. Westport: Libraries Unlimited. 2006.

Langemack, Chapple.
The Author Event Primer: How to Plan, Execute and Enjoy Author Events. Westport: Libraries Unlimited. 2007.

Multicultural Programs for Tweens and Teens.
Linda Alexander and Nahyun Kwon, eds., for YALSA. Chicago: ALA Editions, 2010.

The Official YALSA Awards Guidebook
. Tina Frolund, ed. New York: Neal Schuman, 2008.

Phillips, Susan P.
Great Displays for Your Library Step by Step. Jefferson: McFarland, 2008.

Reynolds, Tom K.
Teen Reading Connections. New York: Neal-Schuman, 2005.

Schall, Lucy.
Teen Genre Connections: From Booktalking to Booklearning. Westport: Libraries Unlimited. 2005.

Journal/ Magazine Articles

Arnold, Renea and Nell Colburn. “Sweet Treats: Poems Can Create a Lifelong Love of Language in Youngsters.”
School Library Journal March 2008 (v 54, n3)

Bott, C.J. “Bullied to Death: An Interview with Julie Anne Peters and Jay Asher.”
VOYA. December 2009.

Bott, C.J. “Bully Books: More Damage Control.”
VOYA June 08 v31 n2

Brehm-Heeger, Paula. “What’s Going On? Listening Is Crucial to Building Bridges between Public, School Libraries.”
School Library Journal Feb 08 v54 n2

Burner, Joyce Adams. “Focus On Jazz.”
School Library Journal April 2009 v55 n4

Clark, Ruth Cox. “Listening to Teens Talk Back: Teen Responses to Booktalking Styles.”
VOYA. February 2009

Czarnecki, Kelly. “Mentoring Over Movies and Music: Studio i-Style.”
VOYA. August 2009.

Chapman, Jan. “Undead and Loving It: Supernatural Romance from Beyond the Grave”
VOYA. October 2009.f

Gallo, Erminia Mina. “Attractive Displays for Teen Spaces.”
Young Adult Library Services v6 no 4. Summer 2008

Goodstein, Anastasia. “What Would Madison Avenue Do?”
School Library Journal May 08 v54 n5

Hastings, Samantha Larsen. “Stress-Free Programming for Teens: Stop the Stress and Do More by Doing Less.”
Young Adult Library Services v7 n1 Fall 2008

Honnold, RoseMary. “Beyond Book Clubs.”
VOYA April 08 v31 n1

Hooper, Julie. “Drowning in Fat.”
VOYA June 08 v31 n2

Margolis, Rick. “Under Cover: A Killer Story.”
School Library Journal Sept 08 n54 n9

McLean, C. D. "Fifty Ways to Promote Teen Reading in Your Library."
Young Adult Library Services. Fall 2007 Vol. 6, issue 1 p8-10.

McNamara, Joanne. “First Steps: Make a Joyful Noise.”
School Library Journal March 2009

Osborne, Charli. “Crafting Cheap and Successful Teen Programs.”
Young Adult Library Services v 8 n1 Fall 2009

Pritchard, Kate. “Let’s Get This Party Started.”
School Library Journal March 2010 v56 n3

Prichard, Heather. “Write Here, Write Now: Holding a Creative Writing Workshop Series at Your Library.”
Young Adult Library Services v6 no 4. Summer 2008

Steiner, Stan and Ben Steiner. “Bullies, Gangs and Books for Young Adults.”
Young Adult Library Services v7 n 4 Summer 2009.

Goldsmith, Francisca. “Don’t Bother Me, I’m Reading, Too.”
School Library Journal Nov 08 v54 n 11

Charles, John and Joanna Morrison. “Clueless? Adult Mysteries with Young Adult Appeal.”
VOYA Dec 08 v31 n5

For Authors

10+ Things YA Authors Can Do to Celebrate Teen Read Week:

  1. Contact your local school or public library to set up a visit. Download
    handouts from YALSA.
  2. Contact your book store to set up a signing or reading. Download
    handouts from YALSA.
  3. Encourage your local book store and library to create a Teen Read Week display, or offer to create one for them. Let them know they can order TRW posters and bookmarks from the
    ALA Store.
  4. Put the “I Support Teen Read Week”
    web badge (GIF) on your blog, MySpace page, etc.
  5. Add your name & contact info to the
    YA author directory on YALSA’s wiki so librarians have a way to get in touch with you when they are planning author events.
  6. Blog or tweet about teen reading& libraries leading up to TRW or during TRW.
  7. Ask your publisher how they are celebrating TRW and how you might get involved. If they have no plans, encourage them to contact YALSA to become a part of this reading event.
  8. Write
    a letter to the editor of your local paper discussing the importance of libraries in the lives of teens.
  9. Ask your town council to
    officially declare Oct. 17 – 23, 2010 Teen Read Week in your town.
  10. Ask your local radio station to read the script for the
    Teen Read Week PSA.
  11. Link to the Teen Read Week web site from yours:
  12. Work with your local school or public library to implement a creative writing contest for teens.
  13. At events, school visits, etc. prior to TRW, encourage the teens you visit to read YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten nominations so they can vote online for their favorite books during TRW at
  14. For future TRWs, serve on YALSA’s
    Teen Read Week planning committee.