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October 09

Read a book! The third week of October is Teen Read Week.

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Read a book!  The third week of October is Teen Read Week.

Grades 5 – 8
Calendar Activity Type Literacy-Related Event





During the third full week of October, teens will be reading for the fun of it, as hundreds of libraries, schools, and bookstores celebrate Teen Read Week. This year's theme features a multi-lingual "Read for the fun of it!" and spotlights all the great resources and activities available to help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it. Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.




Celebrate this year's Teen Read Week by encouraging your middle or high school students to:

  • Join a book discussion group at their school or public library.

  • Read biographies of their favorite musicians, comedians, politicians, or sports figures.

  • Read books about a hobby that interests them.

  • Read books that approach a subject through humor.

  • Read what they want to read, just for the fun of it.

For more information on this week-long celebration, including ideas and tips, visit the Teen Read Week page.



  • Teen Read Week

    The official website for Teen Read Week includes information on getting ready, registering, and celebrating the week-long event with young adults.


  • Choices Booklists: Young Adults' Choices

    Have students check out the Young Adults' Choices list, a collection of books selected by teams of teenage reviewers.


  • Text Messages podcast

    Learn about more books for teens through this podcast series. Review past episodes and subscribe so that you don't miss future ones.


  • YALSA Blog

    This blog includes information about books for young adults, including reviews and links to podcasts.



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Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5

Celebrate Teen Tech Week!

The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries.