Celebrate this year’s Teen Read Week theme, “Books with Bite @ your library®” by sinking your teeth into a meaningful new relationship. YALSA and AdLit.org are looking for the best Teen Read Week celebrations that involve significant collaboration between teachers and librarians.

Big Prizes

One winner will receive an author visit from Kimberly Pauley of Mirrorstone Books, Official Corporate Sponsor of Teen Read Week; another winner will receive a visit from author Geno Salvatore who will run a D&D game at the winning library, and five runners-up will each receive a $50 retail value prize package from YALSA and AdLit.org. The winning projects will be featured on AdLit.org and on the YALSA website.

How to Enter

Last year, thousands of libraries across the country held special events for Teen Read Week, encouraging teens to read something light and humorous—just for the fun of it! To enter the Best Teen Read Week Celebration Contest, plan a collaborative celebration that involves at least one teacher and one librarian working together to use young adult literature in an engaging way and leads teen to “read for the fun of it.”

YALSA and AdLit.org will also be looking for celebrations that articulate the theme, incorporate youth participation, are creative and are age appropriate.  Please fill out the contest form and official rules (PDF). Entries, which include a 300 word description of your Teen Read Week Celebration, must be submitted to YALSA by November 7, 2008.


Teen Read Week – October 12 – 18, 2008

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  • Thanks for helping promote Teen Read Week! For teens or librarians interested in participating, AdLit.org offers themed booklists and recommendations to help guide readers toward books they will enjoy. Our award-winning librarian blogger and literature advisor, Jamie Watson, also writes a blog on the site called “MashUp” that offers valuable insight on current trends in young adult literature.

    We look forward to receiving your submissions!

    The AdLit.org Team

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