Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Teen Read Week: Oct 14-20th

Crowell Public Library Celebrates Teen Read Week: Oct 14-20th

Reading for enjoyment is important for teens as well as adults. In a 2011 report, the Education Resource Information Center reported pleasure reading was found to fulfill three broad functions: it enhanced academic performance, social engagement and personal development. The study confirmed that in their pleasure reading, teens gain significant insights into mature relationships, personal values, cultural identity, physical safety and security, aesthetic preferences, and understanding of the physical world, all of which aid teen readers in the transition from childhood to adulthood.

This year, Crowell Public Library celebrates TEEN READ WEEK, which runs from October 14-20th. A national literacy initiative that began in 1998, Teen Read Week encourages teens ages 12-18 to read for the fun of it. Teens in grades 6-12 register for Teen Read Week at the Children’s Reference desk, read a book of their choice, tell a librarian a little about the book, and submit their name for special raffle drawings. Teens completing at least one book will receive a free coupon for Penguins Frozen Yogurt. Raffle prizes include AMC tickets.

Visit the Young Adult Corner and check out the displays, reading lists, and popular new YA books. Find out which YA books made the Teens’ Top Ten list. Crowell library has all 24 titles nominated for the final list, so young adult readers are encouraged to read as many as they can before voting online from August 15-Sept 15th at

In-person registration is required for this program. Visit the Children’s reference desk to sign up, report and win prizes! Visit the YA Facebook page at for updates.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library.