This week is Teen Read Week! Don’t forget to voice your choice for the Teens’ Top Ten and stop by your library to pick up your next great read, to participate in a teen event, or discover the ways in which the library can help you turn your dreams into reality. This week consider picking up one of these great true stories that might inspire or move you.
Next week, October 12 - 18, is Teen Read Week 2014 and HCPL's Book Hunters are on board. TRW is a national initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. By "regular readers," YALSA means people who read for pleasure and not only because they "have to." You see, eventually the homework assignments are going to stop coming, but the benefits of reading will keep growing over a lifetime.
Many of us probably read The Giver by Lois Lowry in school or picked it up having heard so many great things about it. With the movie out a couple of months ago, many of us have taken the chance to read it for the first time or get reacquainted with our old favorite. If you’re a fan of The Giver, you might consider checking out one of these other great reads.
A little over a week into fall, this is the time of year when I really can’t wait for some cooler weather, a pumpkin spice latte (soy milk, please), and a creepily frightening horror story. If you, like me, can’t wait to sink your teeth into a great horror read, consider checking out one of these. What are your favorite scary stories?
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