The Folsom Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week from October 18-24 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens in Folsom to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme “Get Away @ Your Library.”
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. It is also a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users.
“Strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they translate into better performance at school and better preparedness for careers,” said Youth Services Coordinator, Debbie Centi. “This is why it is important to take advantage of Teen Read Week and show teens that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free.”
The Folsom Public Library invites teens, parents and community members to participate in special programs and events during Teen Read Week. The Teen Library Council, with more than 50 participants this year, is busy planning fun events that include a library scavenger hunt and a teen short story/poetry/drawing contest.
Parents of teens are also encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home. The Folsom Public Library offers these ideas:
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 held annually during the third week of October. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.