Celebrate Teen Read Week with fun reading

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The Hudson Library Teen Room will celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 13-19, with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around the area to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will host similar events centered on this year's theme, Seek the Unknown at your library.

Teen Read Week is a great opportunity to encourage teens to become regular library users. The Teen Room will offer these activities throughout the week:

Blind date with a book: teens can check out a mystery book wrapped up in brown paper. They can then review the book for a prize.

Mystery author trivia: match the "unknown" facts with the correct authors and be entered into a prize drawing for a Learned Owl gift certificate.

Out-of-this-world interactive movies: Have a snack, play games and win prizes while watching a different movie based on a book every day after school, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Teen Room. The movie schedule is: Oct. 14 - The Hunger Games; Oct. 15 - The Hobbit; Oct. 16 - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; Oct. 17 - Alice in Wonderland.

Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week at home, as well. The Hudson Library offers these ideas: visit the public or school library with your teen; set aside time each night for the family to read; give books or magazine subscriptions as a gift or reward; and share a favorite book with them.

Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.

Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. It is held annually during the third week of October. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teenread.

No registration is necessary. For more information, visit the Teen Room or call at 330-653-6658 ext. 1032.

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