One of the highlights of working in the YALSA office is I get to see all of the amazing ways people celebrate and promote Teen Read Week. One popular promotional tool I’ve seen this year is the Teen Read Week trailer. Here are two great examples: one featuring teens at the Kendall Young Library in Webster City, Iowa (thanks to librarian Bonnie Korslund for sharing!), and the other from the Readergirlz, for their Night Bites chat series, in which they’re sponsoring live chats with YA authors each night of Teen Read Week.
If you’re interested in creating your own trailer, go for it! Just make sure to tag it “yalsa” and “trw08” when you put it up on YouTube.
First up, we have one produced by the teens at Kendall Young Library:
Next, the Readergirlz created a trailer for Night Bites, their live chat series in honor of Teen Read Week. Each night from 6-9 p.m. PST, several YA authors will participate in live chats on the Readergirlz MySpace forum. Each night has a different theme: Multicultural, Verse, Contemporary, Fantasy, and Gothic.
Have you created a trailer for Teen Read Week in your community? Visit YALSA’s Teen Read Week wiki and provide a link to it, or leave a link in the comments here.