Erinn Batykefer, MLIS

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Teen Read Week Display and Raffle

Here I am, at the Middleton Youth Services Help Desk, which is decorated with the Teen Read Week display & raffle box I created.

The following is the proposal and event marketing outline I submitted for for Teen Read Week, October 16-22, 2011.  I’ve included pictures of the display I created at the Youth Services Help Desk at Middleton Public Library, where I completed a Youth Services Practicum with the head of Young Adult Services, Rebecca Van Dan.

This raffle and display combo was quick to prepare, and we got lots of questions at the Help Desk during Teen Read Week, especially from teens and other patrons who wanted to read all 25 Teens Top Ten Nominees.

It was a great way to get teens to share their opinions, and to promote the titles in Middleton’s collection.


  • Collect and create all display materials by October 14th (See documents below)
  • Set up display before or after Saturday shift at Middleton on October 15th.
  • Make a note in the wiki for YS staff with all relevant details.  Let everyone know where extra copies of display documents are.
  • Take display down at the end of the day on Saturday Oct. 22 or  Sunday Oct 23
  • Draw winner from the raffle.  Contact winner and distribute prize on Monday October 24th.
  • Announce the winner online / social media during the week of October 24th
  • Use raffle submissions to compile a Middleton Teens Top Ten list to display at the desk for the rest of October.


  • Prize ideas(consult with supervisor and budget for feasible options, and run ideas past the Teen Advisory Council)
    • Copies of all 10 books that make the Teens Top Ten
    • Copies of 3 books of your choice from the Teens Top Ten
    • Giftcard for Amazon / iTunes
  • Display a list of 25 Teens Top Ten nominations (You can find this year’s nominations on the Teens Top Ten page on the YALSA website)
  • Create a book display by pulling books from the collection and printing out cool book cover images.  Include annotations. (See picture above)
  • Create and display a raffle sheet that asks teens to share which nominated titles they read and why those titles should make the final list.  Include contact info, in case they win! (Click here for a PDF example)
  • Create and display a raffle box to be kept at the Help Desk throughout the week. (See picture above and click here for a PDF example)
  • Promote the raffle on the library’s website and with social media.  Send a promo flyer to all area schools and distribute to Teen Advisory Council members. (Click here for a PDF example)
  • Compile and display your library’s Teens Top Ten list. (Click here for a PDF example).

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