Teen Read Week kicks off today with the theme “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!”
Wyoming’s libraries will celebrate Teen Read Week (October 7-13, 2018) with special events and programs spotlighting all the great resources and activities available at the library and to encourage teens from around the area to read for their enjoyment.
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.
Teens, parents and other community members are invited to participate in special programs and events during Teen Read Week at their local Wyoming public library.
Parents of teens are also encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home:
- 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 from the YALSA Book and Media Awards lists by or use YALSA’s free Teen Book Finder app.
- Host a book discussion group.
- 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.
- Parents and caregivers can be role models by making time to read, too.
- Incorporate reading into teen chores, such as reading a recipe when cooking, reading instructions for how-to projects, reading sales fliers to develop a shopping list, and more.
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 in October, the same week as Columbus Day. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.