We read for many reasons, but one of the best is for the fun of it. “Read for the fun of it!” is the theme for Teen Read Week, October 9-15. Teen Read Week, sponsored by YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) is a national adolescent literacy initiative. It encourages teens to be regular readers and library users with library activities, a blog, and more. Check it out at http://teenreadweek.ning.com.
October is also Star Wars Reads month. Who doesn’t love Star Wars, either the original trilogy or its contemporary counterpart? So let’s use that force for good, and celebrate reading with Star Wars. There are activities going on around the country, and some fun posts and resources on the Star Wars website and Star Wars Reads Facebook page. You can learn more at http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-reads-2016.