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Teen Read Month 2016
Teen Read Month:  October 1-31

Track your reading, challenge your friends, and earn badges! Read 20 hours and be entered to win.

October is Teen Read Month, which means our libraries are highlighting and appreciating you and the books and events you enjoy at the library. This year's theme is Read for the Fun of It! So grab something fun to read and join October’s teen reading program. While you’re at it, challenge your friends to see who can read more! Earn badges! And check out free events at the library!


For parents:

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative that began in 1998 and is held annually during October. Here at the Metro Library System, we can't contain the festivities to just one week, so we celebrate Teen Read Month! Let's increase awareness of the great resources and services our libraries have to offer teens and their families and promote the importance of pleasure reading in all its forms (books, magazines, eBooks, audiobooks, & more).

Read for the Fun of It encourages teens to be regular readers and library users. Studies show that reading for fun improves students’ test scores. It’s also important to talk about reading with family and friends. So model reading for your children, ask them about what they’re reading, visit the library, and make reading part of your daily lives.


How it Works
  • Register or sign in (your Summer Reading login will work!) to the teen reading program.
  • Log your reading. Only time recorded between October 1-31 will count.
  • Earn badges for every 5, 10, 15, and 20 hours you read.
  • You can earn special activity badges by completing Learning Tracks.
  • Reach 20 hours and be entered to WIN!



This reading program and the drawing prizes are specifically for ages 12-19. Outside of that age range? No worries. Adults and kids are welcome to track their reading for fun, too!

Some of our libraries have created special reward challenges just for teens at their location! Check with your librarian or look for the special Teen Read Month display at your local library.


Drawing Prizes

From the pool of teens who have logged 20 hours:

  • YA Book Prize Basket
  • Kindle Fire
  • Guest Blogger: Teen winner can write a review of their favorite book for the library blog. Post will include a photo from an #ireadbecause photo shoot of the teen and their book in the library.

Emily Williams

I was born in the Boston area, but have lived in Oklahoma for almost 20 years. I attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and then studied at the University of Oklahoma to get my Masters in Library and Information Studies. My husband and I adopted a retired racing greyhound who is actually super lazy. I paint pet portraits, read comic books, love hiking, and watch a lot of sci-fi television.


I just logged 20 hours. What should I expect when you guys draw names? Will the winner receive an email? Also, are you allowed to tell us how many teens have participated?
Thank you!

   Marina,       Thursday, October 27, 2016,      ,    
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Hi Marina! We will draw names November 1st and the winner will receive an email or phone call. So far we have over 100 teens signed up! Thanks for your questions.

   Emily Williams,       Friday, October 28, 2016,      ,    

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