WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Celebrates Teen Read Week October 13 - 17 2014
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 during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.
CELEBRATE TEEN READ WEEK AT WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL LIBRARY
Turn your dreams into reality @ the Library! October 13-17. The Wilson Middle School Library celebrates Teen Read Week! Pick up graphic novels, horror books, fantasy titles and more. Stop by today and dare to read, just for the fun of it!
Author Nikki Grimes on Teen Read Week
2014 Teens' Top Reads
Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!
Wilson's Top Ten
Please join us in compiling a list of your favorite books; to nominate a book click here. The 10 titles with the most votes become Wilson's Top Ten, and we will vote on our favorite during Teen Read Week, the third week of October. You are encouraged to create a book trailer, book review, or video tape your reason for nominating the title. Submit your projects to Mrs. Eikenberry for a chance to have them featured on the Wilson Word.
Teen Read Week Activities
Take a "shelfie"
Take a "shelfie" of yourself holding your favorite book. Post your shelfie on Twitter with #wildcatway and #wildcatsread or post on Instagram with #wmslib.
What can you do to to celebrate Teen Read Week?
Parents and students are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home. The Wilson Library offers these ideas:
- Set aside time each day for the family to read
- Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward
- Share your favorite book with your teen
- Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors by visiting www.ala.org/yalsa/reads4teens, or use YALSA’s free Teen Book Finder app
- Host a book discussion group
- Build an in-home library (thrift stores and yard sales offer an inexpensive way to do that)
- Listen to audiobooks on trips
- Create a cozy reading corner somewhere in your home
- Use meal time to talk about books that you’re reading
- Parents and caregivers can be role models by making time to read, too
- Incorporate reading into teen chores, such as reading a recipe when cooking, reading instructions for how-to projects, reading sales fliers to develop a shopping list, and more