Sunday, October 10, 2010

T-Minus Seven Days Until Teen Read Week... What's Your Plan?

October 17-23 is Teen Read Week, a week of reading emphasis sponsored by the American Library Association and the Young Adult Library Services Association. This year's theme is Books with Beat @ your library, a theme with special emphasis on "poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more."

Librarians across the country, in public libraries and schools alike, are planning special activities for the week to get books in teens' hands. You can check out a few such activities at the YALSA Wiki. One of the best Teen Read Week programs around can be found at the Parkview Baptist School (Baton Rouge) library website, the brainchild of a librarian that rocks the library.

Everything you need to know about Teen Read Week can be found at the YALSA Teen Read Week website. If you don't know what your library is doing for Teen Read Week, don't you think it's about time you found out?


Anonymous said...

Glad you posted this! Our school will be kicking off the week with a pre-Halloween celebration--teachers and students are invited to dress up in the afternoon as characters from their favorite novels (they must bring the book to school). Teachers will be invited to English classes to discuss the characters they're representing and why they like that book. We also have poetry readings, a book fair, and a few other activities lined up.

Thanks for the links! Will send some ideas to our library and English department:)

Nathan Barber said...

That sounds like lots of fun! I hope you have the best Teen Read Week ever! Thanks for sharing here.