Teens are challenged to "Seek the Unknown @ your library" during Teen Read Week™ 2013, October 13 - 19.
What is Teen Read Week™? 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 celebrated at thousands of libraries worldwide each year.
Here at the Fauquier County Public Library a variety of special events and programs will be held to encourage teens to read for the fun of it. Activities include a "blind date with a book," book review contest, "guest" appearances by several Star Wars characters, and a Seek the Unknown @ your library party at all library locations on Tuesday, October 15.
In addition to the activities being held at all Fauquier County Public library locations, there are many ways parents can help their teens celebrate Teen Read Week™ as well. Here are a few ideas from our youth services staff:
- If your teen doesn’t already have a library card, sign them up! Library cards are free to all county residents.
- Visit a local library with your teen to attend a program or check out books.
- Set aside time each night for the family to read.
- Share your favorite book with your teens.
- Go online with your teen to learn about new books and authors. A great place to start is our teen page or our new teen blog at www.fauquierteenblog.blogspot.com/.
- Join a Teen Advisory Group at any Fauquier County Public library or a Teen Writing Group (meetings held at Warrenton and John Marshall libraries; a Teen Writing Group is also forming at the Bealeton library in 2014).
Teen Read Week™ is an opportunity to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and more – all available at your local library. It is also a way to encourage teens to become regular library users. I hope you - and the teens in your life - will join us as we celebrate Teen Read Week™ 2013!
As always, happy reading.
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