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Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. The Library is holding several events to celebrate.
Book Selfie Drawing for a KindleFire
To build a teen reading community, the Library is encouraging teens to celebrate this week by sharing the books they love. During Teen Read Week, October 12-18, 2014, post a selfie with your favorite book on Twitter with the hashtag #PGCMLSBookSelfie.
You will be entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire. Be sure to follow @PGCMLS on Twitter, so we can direct message you, if you are a winner.
Have multiple favorites you want to share? Share them. Remember to respect the wishes of parents or guardians regarding posting your image online.
Get Creative: Turn Dreams Into Reality
Channel your inner writer or artist at the Bowie branch Monday, October 13 - Thursday, October 16, 3-5 pm. Write a "Turn Dreams into Reality" essay or create a book cover that reflects the "Turn Dreams into Reality" theme. Materials and examples will be provided. On the final day, participants and staff will vote on finished entries. Prizes will be provided for winners. Registration required. Call the Bowie Branch at (301) 262-7000 for details.
Teen Time @ the Library
Fairmount Heights Branch - Tuesday, October 14, 4 pm
Spauldings Branch - Tuesday, October 14, 6 pm
Oxon Hill Branch - Wednesday, October 15, 4 pm
Join us for teen time! It is an opportunity to make friends, play games, participate in discussions and learn life and leadership skills.
Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Oxon Hill Branch - Monday, October 13, 7:30 pm
Hyattsville Branch - Thursday, October 16, 4:30 pm
Help turn your dream of the library into a reality. Join a Teen Advisory Board. Teen Advisory Board members help libraries plan teen programs and activities. They provide feedback on services for teens and tell the library what teens need.
Mondays, September 29 & October 27, 7 pm
Watch your favorite anime, talk about and preview new manga, create art, comics and costumes, enjoy snacks. Join fellow anime and manga fans at the new Hyattsville Manga and Anime Club (MAC).