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Vote for this year's Teens' Top Teen

Every year in April since 2003, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) releases the list of nominees for the Teens’ Top Ten List.  Teens are encouraged to read the list of over 25 books to take part in voting for their ten favorite books of the year in August and September. The winning titles will be announced via a webcast during Teen Read Week in October.

Jack Martin, YALSA’s president, feels that "today’s teens seem to have less and less free time, and there are increasingly more activities to for them to take part in during what little leisure time they have. That is why it’s important to encourage teens to set aside some time to read."

Studies show a regular reading habit makes teens better readers. Teens are encouraged to read books that appeal to them from the Teens’ Top Ten list.

Parents and caregivers of teens are encouraged to make time for their teens to read at home.

  • Visit the local public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books or other reading materials.
  • Set aside time each night for the family to read.
  • Give books, audiobooks or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
  • Share your favorite book with your teen.
  • Visit the Teens’ Top Ten site at
  • Join or start a book discussion group at school or at the public library.

Vote for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten is going on now at

Teen Read Week© is held annually during the third week of October. To find out more about the Teens’ Top Ten and Teen Read Week contact your local library at (563) 568-4424 or

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