TEEN READ WEEK
Teen Read Week is an initiative started in 1998 by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Libraries annually celebrate Teen Read Week in an effort to reach young adult audiences. Events, contests, and programs are aimed at teens and encourage them to read and support their local libraries.
This year’s Teen Read Week is October 16th-22nd. In an effort to annually participate and support our local teens, the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is hosting a Teen Read Week Challenge. Teens are being asked to vote for their top book choices through October 31st. Voting started October 13th and you could pick up a ballot at any EVPL location. Mark up to five titles you have read and feel are the best on the list. Submit your vote in the Teen Read Week box for a chance to win a prize!
This year’s ballot list is taken from Young Adult Library Association’s “teen choice” list, where teens nominate their favorite books of the previous year. Nominators are members of teen book groups in 16 school and public libraries around the country. They represent the varied voices and choices of teens. Picks include Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four, Scott Westerfield’s Behemoth, Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy, James Patterson’s Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel, and many other favorites.
Pick up your ballot today and vote for your Teen Read Week favorite books. Stay tuned to find out which books Evansville teens chose as the best!