Friday, October 12, 2012

See "The Hunger Games" during Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Teen Read Week started in 1998.  If you have teens at home now is the time to encourage them to read for pleasure and to visit their libraries for free reading materials.

Why is it important to celebrate? For a lot of reasons! Teens have so many options for entertainment, so it's important to remind them to spend time reading for pleasure: it's free, fun, and can be done anywhere! Research shows that teens who read for fun have better test scores and are more likely to succeed in the workforce. Also, it’s a great chance to let your school or your public library communities know how important teen services are! Let teens know the possibilities that exist within the covers of books.

The Hibbing Public Library will be having a special movie day for teens on Thursday, October 18th at 3:00 p.m.  Come in and watch the Hunger Games and get free popcorn.  Check out the “teen section” in the library and find out how the library website can help with your homework 24/7.

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