CELEBRATE TEEN READ WEEK (OCTOBER 15-22) AT MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
The Miami-Dade Public Library System wants teens, ages 12-19, to visit their nearest branch library and be a part of Teen Read Week 2011’s Picture It @ your library® during the week of October 15-22.
Teens are asked to read out loud from their favorite graphic novel, comic book, book or magazine during one of many Word-a-Thons which are scheduled at various branches throughout the system. Participants will be awarded community service hours and will receive a T-shirt which was designed by Jessica Vachon, a student from Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School, and the winner of the Teen Read Week T-shirt Design Contest.
Teen Read Week started in 1998 and is an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This year's theme is Picture It @ your library®, encourages teens to read graphic novels and other illustrated materials, seek out creative books, or imagine the world through literature, just for the fun of it.
For more information, call 305.375.2665.Teen Read Week is sponsored by the Miami Dolphins Foundation and Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library.