Saturday, October 17, 2009

Teen Read Week October 18th - 24th


Teen Read Week, head up by YALSA, starts tomorrow and runs until next Saturday. This year's theme, read beyond reality. From the ALA website, "This year's theme is Read Beyond Reality @ your library, which encourages teens to read something out of this world, just for the fun of it."

About Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.

Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within your doors, and within the covers of books.

So be sure to pick up a book with unreality and read it this week! As if you weren't going to anyway. :)

3 comments:

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

Mary D

I like their theme "Read Beyond Reality" -- wonder if our local library is doing anything in conjunction with this? I bet the kids would really enjoy this :)

natalierenae said...

Just dropping by to let you know that you've been featured in my Weekly Wrap-Up. You can check out the post by clicking here

~Natalie

Donna said...

Read, read, read, read.

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