by Morgan Radwick, staff writer
Do you like using your imagination? Do you like to read? If you said “yes” to these questions, or even if you didn’t, come to Teen Read Week, which will be celebrated at Saegertown Area Library next week.
In 1998, the Young Adult Library Services Association created Teen Read Week to encourage teens to engage in reading books while also enjoying reading. The Saegertown library began to participate in Teen Read Week approximately six years ago.
This year’s theme is “unleash your story” which encourages teens to let their imaginations run wild as they tell their own stories. Teens will also have the opportunity to find other stories including biographies, autobiographies, folktales, and so much more.
This year, teens can write reviews on their favorite books. Just stop at the library and pick up a blank bookmark and write your review on it. The reviews will then be placed in the book and put on display in the “reviewed by teens” area.
At the end of the week one of these bookmarks will be randomly selected, and the winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card. Take time to have fun, use your imagination, and read a book! Additional details can be found on the library’s teen blog.
Journalism Adviser, Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School