Teen Read Week 2018 – “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!”


What is Teen Read Week 2018opens a new window (#TRW18)? Every year in October, libraries across the country celebrate Teen Read Week to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. This year’s Teen Read Week runs from October 7-13, 2018 and the theme is "It's Written in the Stars: READ!"

Explore San Mateo County Libraries for new experiences that will get you out that box and into the world. Not sure where to start? Check out our awesome FREE teen events, like documentary clubs, gaming parties, and college workshops.

Teen Read Week is also an opportunity to have your voice heard. Vote for your Teen’s Top Ten Books of 2018opens a new window. The Teen's Top Ten is chosen by teens and only teens! Last day to vote is October 13th, 2018. The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 15th, 2018, so check back to see the winnersopens a new window.

If I was a teen and could vote, these 3 books would be on my 2018 top ten.

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour, Printz Award winner and 2019 YANovCon author

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

There’s still time to vote for your favorites. Go do it nowopens a new window!

Upcoming Events Just for You

Young Adult Novelist Convention 2019 (YANovCon)
Get ready for the 4th annual YANovCon. A chance to meet authors of books for middle and high school youth (and anyone else who enjoys their writing). There will be lots of awesome authors including: Dashka Slater, Adib Khorram, Mark Oshiro, and many, many more. The half day convention features panel discussions, author hangouts and book signings. Save the date, Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at the Millbrae Library!

YANovCon Short Story Contest: December 1, 2018 to January 10, 2019
We hope you are inspired by this year’s prompt “I wish my parents knew…” and submit your short story. Look for more information in November.

What exciting activities are you doing for Teen Read Week? Share below!

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