Friday, August 15, 2008

Teen Read Week 2008

Register today for Teen Read Week 2008 which will be held October 12-18. Teen Read Week's 2008 theme is Books with Bite @ your library! Registration ends September 12.

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998, making this their 11th celebration of Teen Read Week! It’s important to celebrate for several reasons, Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within your doors, and within the covers of books.

More than 4,800 school and public libraries registered to participate in Teen Read Week last year. Join the fun and register now at http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/trw/trw2008/registration/index.cfm. You do not need to be a YALSA member to participate.

1 comment:

geri said...

Thanks for the timely heads-up, Jill. Registering at the YALSA site was quick 'n easy, although I think I'm going to have to use the enlarging function on our library's photocopier in order to read the teeny-tiny print on the downloadable pocket brochure!