Friday, October 11, 2013

Teen Read week launches with a "Read and Release" project, #WCCLSteenreads

Seek the unknown, and join WCCLS Young Adult Librarians in celebrating national Teen Read Week with the countywide #WCCLSteenreads project.  The project kicks off on October 13th. The idea is that a reader enjoys a book and then leaves it someplace for another reader to discover – read – and release back into the community.

WCCLS member libraries will give away a limited number of books to interested teens. Stop by your local Washington County library during Teen Read Week to pick up a free teen book (while supplies last). Read and release it for another reader to discover. Just follow the instructions inside the book!   Teens are encouraged to list their name, date and the location where they found the book on the book card. They are also urged to take a photo of the book in a creative location and then share it with WCCLS via social media using the hashtag #WCCLSteenreads (@WCCLS on Twitter or www.facebook.com/wccls).

For the 2013 Teen Read Week celebration WCCLS has provided each member library 10 books to give away. The books include:
“We hope to share the message that reading is a social experience,” said County Youth Services Librarian Rick Samuelson.  “We also want teens to see the library as a place where they can share their love of reading.”