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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Teen Read Week 2012 theme is "It Came from the Library!" announced

Literacy initiative: The Teen Read Week 2012 website has been launched by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Public and school libraries are urged to take part in this weeklong national literacy initiative, to be held October 12-20, that encourages teens to read just for fun and to start using the library regularly. This year's theme is "It Came from the Library!" Registration is free and you can visit the site to talk to colleagues about your plans and find information about activity ideas, toolkits, and more. You can also apply for one of the 10 $1000 YALSA/Dollar General Grants that recognize outstanding Teen Read Week activities. Be sure to submit your application no later than July 1; winners will be announced the week of August 6.