Did you know that Oct. 17 – 23 is Teen Read Week? An initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, Teen Read Week started in 1998 as a way to highlight the value of encouraging teens to read.
Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce than their peers who don’t read for fun. And teens have so many options for entertainment these days that it’s especially important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it’s free, fun, and can be done anywhere.
This year’s Teen Read Week theme is Books with Beat, and focuses on poetry, audiobooks, books about music, and more. To get great reading recommendations and to learn more about Library programs for teens, check out our Teen Blog.