Happy Teen Read Week™! We’re celebrating Books with Beat @ your library this week, Oct. 17-23! Join the celebration by:
- Watching a video of Nikki Grimes, author of A Girl Named Mistertalking about the importance of reading, courtesy of Zonderkidz. The video is embedded above, and you can also access the video at YouTube or download the video (MOV) from YALSA.
- See who made the cut for the 2010 Teens’ Top Ten! You can watch or download a video version of the announcement, featuring World Wrestling Entertainment Diva Eve.
About Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998. This year’s theme is Books with Beat @ your library®,” which encourages teens to read poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. 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.
Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of 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. Let teens know the possibilities that exist within your doors, and within the covers of books.