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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

10/8/2017 to 10/14/2017
When: Sunday, October 8, 2017
Where: United States
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Teen Read Week


Teen Read Week™ Grants Available

This year TRW is being celebrated Oct.. 8 – 14 with the theme “Unleash Your Story.”  Apply for a $1,000 grant by June 1st, access free planning resources, and sign up for a free webinar at


ALA, Harwood Institute announce 2017 Public Innovators Lab for Libraries community engagement training opportunity

The American Library Association (ALA) and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation have announced their fifth annual training opportunity to help libraries strengthen their role as agents of positive change in their communities.

The Public Innovators Lab for Libraries will be held Oct.. 18 to 20, 2017, at the Loudermilk Center in Atlanta, Georgia.. Librarians, community partners and stakeholders in libraries of all types — public, academic, school and specialty libraries — are encouraged to participate.

Through discussions, hands-on activities, and collaborations with like-minded library professionals, participants will learn to

  • tap libraries' natural values to contribute to the greater good and bring their communities together;
  • surface people’s shared aspirations for their communities and help bring them to life;
  • convene and lead productive, insightful community conversations; and
  • become stewards of public knowledge.

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