October 17 - 23 Is Teen Read Week @ Your Local Library
October 19, 2010
What does Teen Read Week mean, you ask? It’s the celebration of everything reading and everything teen. It’s a way for librarians and educators to encourage teens to read for pleasure, not just for school. This year’s theme is Books with Beat @ your Library. If books are not your thing, try an audiobook! Download Brian Katcher’s Playing with Matches, a 2010 Missouri Gateway nominee, to your iPod, and listen to it during your downtime. Try reading poetry by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, or even teen poets like the book Paint Me like I Am: Teen Poems from WritersCorps. You could also try the popular series of books, The Six-Word Memoirs by Rachel Fershleiser: writers, teens, and celebrities write six words to sum up their lives. Do you want to start a business, learn a craft, or read a celebrity biography? Non-fiction books are a great way to expand the mind if fiction lulls you to sleep. All of these options are included in Teen Read Week. If you’re looking for a great fiction book, check out YALSA’s (Young Adult Library Services Association) website for this year’s winners of the Top Ten Teen Book winners voted on by teens. You can also checkout past years’ winners.
Remember teens, the library offers many different options to gather information and we’re FREE!!! Come to the Colbern Road Branch and browse our shelves for your favorites.