Reading Public Library celebrates Teen Read Week Oct. 8 through 14

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Reading Public Library’s Teen Loft will take part in the Young Adult Library Services Association’s annual Teen Read Week, from Oct. 8 through 14.

Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. This year’s theme, “Unleash Your Story,” encourages teens to tell their own stories and to find stories, biographies, folktales, and more in their local library.

Teen Read Week at Reading Public Library will be celebrated in a variety of ways throughout the month of October. All four branches will participate in a Teen Amnesty Program where teens can read down their fines by being awarded one $1 RPL buck per half-hour of reading.

Month-long activities at Main include a bookmark station, give and take book swap, and Instagram postings of teens “getting their read on.” The Teen Loft will feature Teen Book Reviews based on the question “What book would you save from a fire and why?” Teens are

Teens are invited to review their favorite books which will then be available for check-out.

Activities at Main during Teen Read Week are scheduled as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 9, 4:30 to 5 p.m. – Teen Library Loft Tour
    Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m. – Teen Book Jeopardy
    Wednesday, Oct. 11 – 4:30 p.m. – Twisted Fairy Tales
    Friday, Oct. 13 – 4:30 p.m. – Book Bingo
    Saturday, Oct. 14 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Books to Movies Festival

Events are free of charge and pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 610-655-6350 ext. 4 or visit Additional Teen Read Week activities at branch locations can be found at

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