Thursday, October 11, 2012

Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is coming up!

The Miami-Dade Public Library System invites teens (ages 12-19) to visit their nearest branch library and be a part of Teen Read Week 2012's It Came From the Library ® events from October 15-24.

Teens are asked to read 'Outloud!' from their favorite graphic novel, comic book, book or magazine during one of many Word-a-Thons which are scheduled at various branches throughout the system. (Find a participating branch.) Participants will be awarded community service hours and will receive a T-shirt which was designed by 15-year-old Kevin Zapata, a student at DASH (Design and Architecture Senior High), and the winner of the Teen Read Week T-shirt Design Contest.

Teen Read Week began in 1998 and is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This year's theme is It Came from the Library®. Teen Read Week encourages teens to read graphic novels and other illustrated materials, seek out creative books, or imagine the world through literature, just for the fun of it.

Check out the Miami-Dade Public Library's list of Teen Read Week special events for more information.

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