Celebrate Teen Read Week At Your Library!
October 10, 2011
Teen Read Week, October 16th-22nd, is a reading initiative of the American Library Association focused on encouraging teens to read for fun! This year's theme is Picture It @ Your Library and highlights graphic novels, comics, and other works where the visual art is a strong factor in the story. Your local MCPL branch has some exciting plans to help you celebrate Teen Read Week this year.
Several branches are holding "Read-Ins" with snacks and prizes, like free books and gift certificates. Need something great to read at the Read-In? Check out the books on the Teen's Top Ten Titles List. Some of the Read-In events are as follows:
Parkville: Monday, 10/17 - Thursday, 10/20 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pie/Pie Party! Set a personal goal of a number of pages you would like to read. If you reach that goal, you will be eligible to attend a pizza party and to throw a pie at a librarian! Enter a chance to win free books as well.
Blue Springs North: "Read In, Eat Out!" Monday, 10/17 - Saturday, 10/22. Read for 15 minutes, and you can enter into a prize drawing for a Gift Certificate to Minsky's Pizza! You can enter your name into the drawing for every additional 15 minutes that you read in the library.
Liberty: Monday, 10/17 - Saturday, 10/22. Check out the display of graphic novels and comics in the teen section, and enter your name for a chance to win free books!
Antioch: Monday, 10/17 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Prizes and lots of great discussions.
North Independence: Tuesday, 10/18 from 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. Read-In and enter to win free books!
Blue Ridge: Wednesday, 10/19 from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Read-In and enter for a chance to win free books!
Lee's Summit: Saturday, 10/22 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bring your favorite bean bag, pillow, or chair to read in at the library! Nosh on snacks, share favorite titles with one another, and enter for a chance to win free books!
Call your branch, check their Facebook page, or blog for details on what kind of program, display, or prizes they might be offering.
Youth Services Manager