Celebrate national Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week 2011

Celebrate national Teen Read Week October 16-22 with Whitman County Library. Teens can take a survey about their reading habits and programs at the library and enter to win two tickets to a movie theater of their choice. The survey is available online , the WCL Teens Facebook page or at your local Whitman County Branch library.

“Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever — web videos, social networking sites, video games, after school activities, athletics —and increasingly high expectations in the classroom,” said Chelsea Leachman, Teen Services Coordinator. “It’s important that we show them that reading is something that’s fun and relaxing that they can do for free. And that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.”

Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home, as well. Chelsea Leachman offers these ideas:

• Visit the public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.
• Set aside time each night for the family to read.
• Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
• Share your favorite book with your teen.
• Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page.
• Join or start a book discussion group at the school or public library.

For more information, contact:

Chelsea Leachman toll-free 1-877-733-3375

For a complete list of events and programs happening in all fourteen Whitman County Library branches, visit the Whitman County Library website or the library's events calendar or call the library at 397-4366 or 877-733-3375 toll-free.