Posted by: Emily Williams on Thursday, October 4th, 2018
October 7-13 is Teen Read Week, which means our libraries are celebrating teenagers and the books and events they enjoy at the library. This year's theme is “It’s Written in the Stars: READ”. To encourage teens to read and visit the library, Metro Libraries are offering programs to make crafts and DIY, watch movies with friends, join a book club, play games and trivia, explore STEAM activities (science, tech, engineering, art, math) and more! Check the list below for upcoming events.
We're spotlighting all the great resources and events our libraries provide to encourage teens to think and read outside of the box, as well as seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of-this-world reads. Looking for something good to read? Try browsing the Teens' Top Ten (video below), where teens around the country nominate and choose their favorite books of the year. Readers ages 12-18 can even vote online for their favorites through October 13.
Teen Read Week Top Reads of 2018
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative that began in 1998 and is held annually during October. Let's increase awareness of the great resources and services our libraries have to offer teens and their families and promote the importance of reading for fun in all its forms: books, comics, ebooks, audiobooks, & more. TRW 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! Upcoming Events:
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.