Thursday, October 20, 2005

Teen Read Week Redux

A few things that have come through my email lately:

"Teen Read Week 2005
Tell Us What You Think About Reading!SmartGirl and Young Adult Library Services Association (a division of the American Library Association) want to know what you think about reading. This survey is part of Teen Read Week (October 16-22), a national campaign to get young adults interested in reading. For this campaign to succeed, we need your views. So give us the scoop by taking this survey. Like all SmartGirl surveys, your identity and address remain anonymous. "


And, don't forget to vote for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten! At this site, you'll also have the opportunity to vote on the theme for next year's Teen Read Week and suggest themes for future years.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Teen Read Week!

Teen Read Week is coming up! What does that mean? Well, libraries around the country will be pulling out everything they've got to convince teens to read for fun. Teen Read Week is October 16th - 22nd, although here at CLP we're celebrating it for a few weeks. And what are we doing for Teen Read Week?

Well, the primary thing we're doing is going out into the public schools and telling y'all about some great books for teens. This year's theme is "Get Real," so most of the books are realistic fiction. All of us have been reading up a storm, making sure we know about the books we're going to be telling you about. I just finished one called Emako Blue today, about a fifteen year old girl who gets shot in a drive-by. Don't worry, I didn't give anything away -- the book starts at her funeral, and then goes into her friends' stories about how they met her and what she meant to them. It's very intense, and very sad, and very good.

What else is going on? Oh, yeah! On October 29th is our Retro Party. The Teen Advisory Council has worked really hard to put together a great party celebrating various decades...come in costume if you want to. That's right, pull out your parent's old bellbottoms or that grungy flannel your big brother wore in the nineties. There will be food, music and general celebration.

As always, get in touch if you have any questions.