Teen Read Week 2010, Oct. 17-23, a time to encourage area teens to read for the fun of it.
Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstore’s across the country will be celebrating this year’s theme, Books with Beat @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more.
Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever — movies, video games, afterschool activities, athletics —and all the homework that comes too. This week we can show them how important reading is, it’s something that’s fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can help encourage better performance in the classroom.
As a result of the economy the library is being used by many families as a wonderful place to find entertainment. Teen Read Week is a great time to make sure teens and their families know about all the free services the Morgan County Library has to offer them. Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate this week at home with their teenager by sharing a favorite book with them and setting aside a time to read together as a family. Visiting the library together would be great too!
With the amazing teen readers we have in Morgan County we thought this year we’d let them vote on some of their favorite books. So Morgan County Teens, stop by the library and cast your ballot for one of these great young adult books and then maybe share it with a parent. You never know, they may like it too!