The American Library Association’s Teen Read Week™ is October 16 through 22, 2011, with special events and programs aimed at encouraging area teens to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools, and bookstore across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme, Picture It! @ your library®, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including graphic novels, movies, books about photography, and more.
Teen Read Week™ is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association.
Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home, as well:
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.
• Join a book discussion group at the school or public library.
Teen Read Week™ is held annually during the third week of October. An updated sponsors and supporting organizations list can be found at the website, www.ala.org/teenread.