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Promotional Products for Teen Read Week

print drawstring backpacks

Drawstring backpacks are a popular library promotion.

If you ever visit your public library, you’re probably well aware that there are frequently programs going on in an attempt to hook kids into reading. Next week is no exception.

Every third week in October marks “Teen Read Week,” sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Service Association. Purpose? Encourage teens to become habitual readers as well as library patrons. This year’s theme, “See the Unknown at Your Library,” is meant to entice teens into checking out books across several genres such as mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy.

My personal recommendation, particularly for reluctant teenage boys? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Not only did I enjoy this sci-fi book that takes place in a futuristic, virtual world, I got my reluctant reader of a husband to read it and enjoy it as well as BFF’s son. If your kid loves video games (and what kid doesn’t?), this book may be right up his (or her) alley.

If your public library is anything like mine, it’s constantly handing out inexpensive, giveaway promotional products. Sometimes the promos are just meant to promote the event or the library. Other times the products are given away as prizes.

This summer, my kids earned promotional drawstring backpacks printed with the library’s logo as a prize for completing the summer reading program. A custom printed pencil was included inside as well as coupons for freebies from local businesses.

It’s no surprise to anyone that many organizations and schools are on a tight budget these days. That doesn’t mean they can’t continue to hand out some inexpensive promotional products to encourage kids to read.

A few practical, fun, and super affordable ideas?

print puzzle pensCustom Printed Maze Pens

What’s more fun that your ordinary pencil? Maze pens, a toy and a writing implement in one great product.




custom print book lightsCustom Printed Book Lights

Book lights with your logo are a great way to encourage teens to read. They’re also a great reminder that they should take advantage of the services and reading material available at their public library.




custom water bottlesCustom Water Bottles

Everyone can use these reusable water bottles, and teens are no exception. These also make a great visual reminder for the organization or school.




print sticky flagsCustom Sticky Flags

Looking for an affordable promotional product teens can use at school? These custom sticky flags are a great way for kids to annotate text as they read…and encourage good thinking while reading!




In need of some other affordable, practical ideas? Not a problem. Contact the Show Your Logo sales team for more!







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