Teen Read Week is quickly approaching, and we are excited about what we have planned at McHenry High School, West Campus.  To kick off the week, we will be hosting our first ever, Night at the Library.  The event, during which the library will be transformed into a coffee shop/bookstore, will run from 7- 9 in the evening and will be open to the community.  We will have coffee, lemonade, and snacks for visitors as well as a wide range of activities.  Our activities, planned for all ages, focus on the week's theme, Read for the Fun of it.  I have purchased several new multicultural selections to add to our library shelves as well as Kindles containing multicultural literature that will be on display in our reading corner that evening.  In addition, for our young visitors, we will have a story corner where multicultural picture books will be shared with the kids.  We will also have some crafts, related to the books, for children to participate in.  For our older students, we will host a poetry slam where students will be able to share their own works.  We have several other activities planned as the week continues, including a "Reading Drill", similar to a fire drill, but instead of evacuating the building, students will be told to stop what thy are doing and pick up a book to read.  The drill will last ten minutes.  We are very excited for all we have planned for next week with the goal of getting more students into the library and interested in reading.

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