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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.

Professional Materials


Agosto, Denise and Sandra Hughes-Hassell, eds. Urban Teens in the Library: Research and Practice. ALA Editions, 2009.

Alessio, Amy J. and Kimberly A. Patton. A Year of Programs for Teens 2. ALA Editions, 2011.

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

Bartel, Julie and Pam Spencer Holley for YALSA. Annotated Book Lists for Every Teen Reader: The Best from the Experts at YALSA-BK . Neal-Schuman, 2010.

Czarnecki, Kelly. Digital Storytelling in Practice.ALA TechSource, 2009.

Fletcher-Spear, Kristin and Merideth Jenson-Benjamin. Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels. VOYA Press/Neal-Schuman, 2010.

Fink, Megan, ed. Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives . YALSA, 2011.

Holley, Pam Spencer, ed., for YALSA. Quick and Popular Reads for Teens . ALA Editions, 2009.

Jones, Ella. Start-to-Finish YA Programs. Neal-Schuman, 2009.

Karle, Elizabeth. Hosting a Library Mystery: A Programming Guide. ALA Editions, 2009.

Lillian, Jenine, ed., for YALSA. Cool Teen Programs for Under $100 . YALSA, 2009.

Schneider, Elizabeth and Erin Helmrich. Create, Relate, and Pop @ the Library. Neal-Schuman, 2011.

Siwak, Karen J. Library Programs for Teens: Mystery Theater. Scarecrow Press, 2010.


University of Wisconsin SLIS – Continuing Education Services. The Power of Book-Talking. Neal-Schuman, 2009.

Journal and Magazine Articles

Benway, Natasha D. “Fine Art Programs, Teens, and Libraries Changing Lives One Program at a Time.” Young Adult Library Services (Fall 2010): 28-30.

Delatte, Monique. “Find It! Shoot It! Shop It!” Young Adult Library Services (Winter 2009): 4-9.

Delatte, Monique. “Bringing Fashion Rehab to Los Angeles Library Teens.” Young Adult Library Services (Summer 2009): 11-18.

Jensen, Kelly and Mary Beth Westin. “Booktalks as Bridges.” VOYA (Dec. 2010): 418-419.

Kell, Tracey. “Using Fan Fiction to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills.” Teacher Librarian (Oct. 2009): 32-35.

Krygier, Leora. “Snap and Write.” VOYA (April 2008): 16-18.

“Library Collections for Teens: Manga and Graphic Novels.” VOYA (Feb. 2011): 546.

Lowell, Pamela. “Five Easy Steps to Making a Great Book Trailer That Your Students – and Even Technophobes (Like Me) – Can Master.” VOYA (Feb. 2010): 464-465.

Rockefeller, Elsworth and Rollie Welch. “Graphic Novels’ Siren Song to Guys.” VOYA (April 2010): 40-41.

Vardell, Sylvia M. “Making Poetry Movies.” Book Links (Oct. 2010): 36.

Young Adult Library Services (Summer 2010). Issue contains several articles related to Teen Read Week.

“Zine Kits: A Reusable Programming Tool.” Unabashed Librarian (2009): 14-16.

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.

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. Add your TRW author visit to our Google Map.
  4. 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.
  5. Put the “I Support Teen Read Week” web badge (GIF) on your blog, MySpace page, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. Blog or tweet about teen reading& libraries leading up to TRW or during TRW.
  8. 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.
  9. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper discussing the importance of libraries in the lives of teens.
  10. Ask your town council to officially declare Oct. 16 – 22, 2011 Teen Read Week in your town.
  11. Ask your local radio station to read the script for the Teen Read Week PSA.
  12. Link to the Teen Read Week web site from yours:
  13. Work with your local school or public library to implement a creative writing contest for teens.
  14. 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
  15. For future TRWs, serve on YALSA’s Teen Read Week planning committee.