The theme was recently announced as “It’s Written in the Stars…READ” for this year’s Teen Read Week celebration, which will take place October 7-13. Library staff, afterschool providers and educators can use this theme to encourage teens to think and read outside of the box, as well as seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of- this-world reads.
The official site will launch on April 12, during National Library Week. Library staff are encouraged to join the site at www.ala.org/teenread for a variety of free resources for help planning Teen Read Week activities, including access to the TRW grant application, the 2018 logo, a publicity kit, a program planning template and more. Theme related products will be available in the ALA store after the site launch and will include print (available in English only) and digital products (available in English and Spanish).