Librarians will celebrate Teen Read from October 18-24 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it. This year’s theme, Get Away @ your library.
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.
Parents of teens are also encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home. Here are some ideas how:
- Set aside time each day for the family to read.
- Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
- Share your favorite book with your teen.
- Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors by visiting www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, or use YALSA’s free Teen Book Finder app.
- Build an in-home library (thrift stores and yard sales offer an inexpensive way to do that).
- Listen to audiobooks on trips.
- Create a cozy reading corner somewhere in your home.
- Use meal time to talk about books that you’re reading.
Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. It is held annually during the third week of October. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.
Wyoming is celebrating Wyoming Snapshot Day in conjunction with Teen Read Week this year. For more information, visit the Wyoming Snapshot Day website.