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.

Views: 45

Comment

You need to be a member of Teen Read Week to add comments!

Join Teen Read Week

About

YALSA created this Ning Network.

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2018 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

Why is TRW Important?

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to reenvision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Planning a School-Wide Read Program

When I read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds for the first time last year, I was completely overwhelmed–this story was about my students! So many of them have lost family and friends due to gun violence, and many of them have been faced with similar emotional tragedies in their… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

Badge

Loading…

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

American Library Association

© 2018   Created by YALSA.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service