TeenTober Toolkit

View and download the TeenTober Toolkit.

In this toolkit, you will find tools to successfully start your TeenTober activities. This toolkit includes a press kit with samples of press releases, social media posts, and community partner letters. Also included is a checklist/timeline you can follow to ensure you are able to plan a successful celebration, and advocacy tools to help you discuss libraries and their services to teens, as well as sample programming ideas that you can implement and adapt. Finally, there are evaluation forms not only for library staff, but also for feedback directly from the teens you serve.

If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, we want to hear it! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at yalsa@ala.org.

Table of Contents
Press Kit
Tools for Social Media
Timelines and Checklists
Advocacy Tools
Sample Programs and Displays
Surveys and Evaluation Tools


Special thanks to the 2020 TeenTober Interest Group for insight on the editing and revision of the TeenTober Toolkit and the 2019 Teen Read Week/Teen Tech Week Revisioning Taskforce for the original creation of this toolkit.

2019 TRW/TTW Revisioning Taskforce: Kelsey Socha (chair), Tegan Beese, Meaghan Darling, Megan Edwards, Shelley Ann Mastalerz, Jodi Silverman, and Kimberly Vasquez

2020 TeenTober Interest Group: Holly Bowman, Katharine Fintak, Dana Fontaine, Rena Gibson, Sonya Harsha, Kristine Kreidler, Rachel McDevitt, Ellie O’Keefe, Erica Ruscio, Jennifer Sutton, and Sarah Swiderski