Monday, October 19, 2009

Teen Read Week

Join the NCC Libraries in celebrating Teen Read Week, an annual event sponsored by the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) division of the American Library Association. This year, Teen Read Week happens October 18-24.

Every year, YALSA chooses a theme for Teen Read Week and encourages young adults (those between the ages of 13 and 19) to read for fun! This year's theme is "Read Beyond Reality," which may be interpreted in a number of different ways. Read up on subjects like:
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Fairy tales, tall tales and myths
  • Science
  • Space exploration
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Video games and virtual reality.
Find reading lists with suggested titles for each of these topics (including graphic novels, audiobooks and related movies) at the YALSA wiki. For lists of teens' "Top Ten" favorite books, visit YALSA's Web site. (Can you guess which series has been voted the most popular since 2007? Hint: vampires won out over wizards!) Once you've chosen a topic, stop by the NCC Libraries -- don't forget to browse the Young Adult section -- and pick up a fun book today!

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