is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), aimed at teens, their parents, librarians, educators, booksellers and other concerned adults. It began in 1998 and is celebrated the third week in October.
A division of the American Library Association (ALA) founded in 1930, YALSA has a membership of librarian s responsible for evaluating and selecting book s and nonprint materials for young adult s (age 12 to 18) and for promoting and strengthening library services for young adult reader s. YALSA publishes the journal Young Adult Library Services . Click here to connect to the YALSA homepage .
This year’s sub-theme is "Books with Bite @ your library®," promoting a variety of books—from vampire stories to cooking to technology (byte)—as a tool for getting young adults to read. What is Teen Read Week?
Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.