3 Ways To Participate In Teen Read Week 2015

Teen Read Week is that magical time of year where librarians, teachers parents and teens all unite over their love of reading YA! October 18 – 24 the internet will erupt in celebration over the best teen reads. Not sure how to join in on the fun? Here are three ways you can get involved in Teen Read Week. From live author chats, to showing your favorite authors some love there are a lot of fun ways to celebrate.

1. Blink TRW

Blink YA is a division of HarperCollins that is home to many YA novels including The Doon Series by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon, The Remnants Series by Lisa T. Bergen, and The Looney Experiment by Luke Reynolds. In addition to visiting over a dozen schools around the country via Skype, these authors and many others are also participating in public events anyone can participate in!

Join the two-night Twitter chat event on Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 22 using #BlinkTRW between 8-9PM EST. Hosted by @BlinkYABooks this live Q&A will give anyone the chance to discuss books and get their burning questions answered.

On Saturday, October 24, select Blink authors will also be hosting a Google Hangout On Air! Here they will answer questions by the viewer, you! Ask your questions ahead of time using Facebook or Twitter and during the live feed at 12PM EST using #BlinkTRW.

2. Get Away @ Your Library

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) encourages libraries and schools to “get away” and read! Put down the homework, family responsibilities, part-time jobs, and enjoy a book outside in the fall weather. Be sure to talk to your teacher or librarian to see if they have activities planned for Teen Read Week.

Don’t forget to vote on Teens’ Top Ten for next year’s Teen Read Week theme!

You can also visit the ALA Store to purchase Teen Read Week products for yourself, friends, or family members.

3. BYOTRW Celebration

BYOTRW (Bring Your Own Teen Read Week) Celebration! Celebrate in your own way with fellow peers. Let your friends and family know about Teen Read Week by joining the conversation using #TRW15. Share your love of teen reading by doing some of the following:

1. Post a picture of your favorite YA book on social media
2. Write to a YA author that inspires you
3. Buy a new YA book for a teen they know

Teen Read Week is the perfect time to take a break and enjoy a good book. Reach out to others in your community and join in on these free activities. Use these 3 suggestions to participate, but most importantly- pick up a book and read!

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