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Oct 18, 2009

Teen Read Week is here!

Teen Read Week BannerI am super-excited for Teen Read Week! Sadly as my library is closed for renovations my awesome Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings-based game night had to be put on hold. I'll get to break it out another time, but that doesn't mean that I'm not still spreading the word.

From October 18-24th, libraries across the nation will be celebrating everything that is teen reading. This year's theme is "Read Beyond Reality." Now while that might have a very "sci fi/fantasy" sound to it, that is not necessarily the case. I like to think that encouraging teens to read things "out of this world" can mean anything from sci fi, to fantasy, to dyspotic universes, to absolutely phenomenal classics!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has been hosting this even since 1998 encouraging teens to explore other entertainment options besides video games and movies. There are events going on all week at local libraries and events that last even longer, or are more national, online.

Check out these hot spots of information:
WrestleMania Reading Challenge
: A reading challenge that extends beyond Teen Read Week where you can win prizes.
Teens' Top Ten: A vote was taken earlier this year of the top ten books that have come out in the last year for teens. The winners are announced during Teen Read Week.
Wake County Public Libraries Teen Reading Lists: There are a plethora of lists on this website that can be used as a great jumping ground to find out what you like and some suggestions of books to read.

Enjoy your fun-filled reading week and be sure to thank your event organizers if you go to any events!

1 comment:

Lily Child said...

Oooh! How fun! I'll be sure to get some good YA reading in! I just finished Hush, Hush, which was an amazing YA read! :)