We Celebrate Teen Read Week from October 7th -13th
Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October the same week as Columbus Day. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
Teen Pazzos Pizza & a Movie Day – Wednesday, October 10th @ 5:30pm
Come enjoy some Pazzo’s Pizza and the movie “Wonder” as part of Teen Read Week. If you loved the book, come watch the movie! If you have already seen the movie, come see it again! Movies are always better with pizza. All teens are welcome. We are also giving books away at this movie event. Please RSVP to Cricket at 970-479-2179 or email@example.com so we can order enough pizza. Thanks to our friends at Pazzos for donating the pizza!!
Form a team of friends or family and come build a scarecrow to decorate the library.
The library will provide frames and art supplies. Vail Valley Cares Thrifty Store will provide clothes. Bring accessories to personalize your scarecrow. Small parts, glue guns and staple guns will be used. This creative day is appropriate for children five years old and older; all children must be accompanied by an adult. Teens may work independently with librarian permission. Prizes for the most unique and creative scarecrows! For more information, call 970-479-2179 or visit www.vaillibrary.com
YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten
YALSA has launched the Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners. Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year.
Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Voting is open from August 15 to through Teen Read Week, which is October 7-13, 2018! The Top Ten titles will be announced the week of October 15, 2018, so check back to see the winners!
Vote for up to 3 Books – THIS VOTING IS FOR TEENS ONLY
Over the summer, our Teen Reading Group built FIVE little free libraries! Have a book? Leave a book! Want a book? Take a book! Always free, the little free libraries are the “town square” of a community and thanks to our amazing teens, Vail has five.
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Harry Potter Party
2017 Scarecrow Building Contest
Little Free Library Project