Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Teen Read Week Activities and More!

Teen Read Week is always the third week in October.  It is a week declared by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) as a week dedicated to encourage teens to read for the fun of it.  The theme for this year is "Seek the Unknown."  Now before you read all about all the great the fantastic programs we have at the Library, we are proud to announce that our Library was one of ten libraries to receive a $1,000 grant to support programs during Teen Read Week.  To kick off Teen Read Week, we will host a Capitol Feast from 2 - 4 PM on Sunday, October 13, where students in grades 6-12 will prepare a meal with recipes from The Unofficial Recipes of the Hunger Games and The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook.  On Tuesday, October 15 from 6:30 - 8 PM young adult novelist and executive director of the Indiana Writers Center will chat with students about the realities of the writing world.  Also, we will be ordering pizza.  On Friday, October 18, the Library will entertain students on their day off (Fall Break) by hosting a three hour Reading Marathon.  What's that?  You say you cannot read for three hours?  Sure you can!  We'll have activities and snacks to help break up the time. 
In addition to all this, the Library will also be hosting a Blinkybugs program at the schools to help reinforce the STEM initiative as well as to let the kids know that the Library is a really awesome place.  These little guys are not only full of awesome and serve as a handy light source, they are amusing way to use batteries, LED lights, guitar string, and a piece of copper.  Just have your child ask their media specialist for more details or come in and grab one of our bookmarks.  They have all the essential Teen Read Week information on hand, as well as information on our Zombie Ponies program the day before Halloween.  So get ready to have some fun, because the Library is full of awesome for October.  Also, a huge thanks to the folks at YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for generously sponsoring Teen Read Week.

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