Library hosting a week for teens

First Posted: 10/17/2009

Teen Read Week is once again approaching and youth across the country are being urged to Read Beyond Reality.
The Mount Airy Public Library is celebrating the event with a young adult book discussion Oct. 24. at 11 a.m.
We want the kids to come talk about the different books everyone is reading, said Library Assistant Angela Llewellyn. I want to know what is interesting them right now so I can keep current with the trends.
Llewellyn is asking participants who are interested to create a map or model of their favorite fictional world. She said she is looking forward to learning how other people visualize important settings or items in books from the Maurauders Map made famous by the Harry Potter books to the streets of Forks, Wash., the setting for the popular Twilight series.
She also hopes to have a Guess Who I Am fashion show.
Im asking people to dress in costume as their favorite fictional character. Then we will have people guess who they are to see how well-represented the character is, she said.
Throughout the week, Llewellyn will create a display table to highlight some of the books that have become popular in the young adult section of the library. She hopes that the discussion will provide more titles that she can look into purchasing for the library.
Teen Read Week will also feature the drawing for the Where the Wild Things Are raffle, which will take place Oct. 21. The prize includes a hardcover edition of the book, four tickets to the movie and refreshments for a family of four. Tickets for the raffle are $1.
Teen Read Week is a national program that encourages teens to read. It was started in 1998 by the Young Adult Library Services Association. With this years theme, teens are being encouraged to read something out of this world just for the fun of it.
The Charles H. Stone Memorial Library and the Dobson Community Library do not have any specific events planned for the week.
Contact Morgan Wall at [email protected] or 719-1929.

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