Teen Read week is this week, Oct. 14-20, and Leta has projects each day for the teens to enjoy when they visit us.  Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).  Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce.  Please encourage any teens you know to read for fun.  We have a display of recommended and best-selling books for teens.  We have added #2-#5 volumes of the Game of Thrones series that is popular with teens and adults, and a 4 volume set of N.E.R.D.S.  More Young Adult books will be arriving soon.

Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun and encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books and magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more – and become regular library users.”  “Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever”… – said Rick Meyer, Robey Memorial Library director. “It’s important that we show them that reading is something that’s fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.”  http://www.waukonstandard.com/main.asp?

Teen Read Week started in 1998.  Libraries across the world celebrate Teen Read Week with a variety of special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.  Again, research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. (From the YALSA website.)  Parents and grandparents can encourage the teens to come to the public and high school libraries and get some good books to read. 

The book display for teens is still out on the table.  Adults are picking up some of them too.

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