Kalamazoo Public Library Celebrates Teen Read Week with a Read-a-Thon!

Oct 15, 2013 01:20:51 PM


Kalamazoo, MI –

Kalamazoo, MI – Thursday, October 10, 2013. Calling all Teens! Join us at Kalamazoo Public Library Central Location, 315 South Rose Street in downtown Kalamazoo, on Saturday, October 19 for a Read-a-Thon!

Celebrate Teen Read Week (October 13-19) by reading for the fun of it and for the philanthropy of it! Teen Services will host a five-hour Read-a-Thon to benefit Kalamazoo Area Loaves and Fishes! Pick up a registration form at the Teen Desk, gather pledges of non-perishable food items and read all day (10 am – 3 pm). Donations need to be turned in by November 1. Snacks, prizes, game breaks and lunch provided! No registration or tickets required. Teens do not have to be residents or have a KPL library card to participate in this program. For more information, call 269-553-7807.

Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books. For more information about Teen Read Week, visit YALSA’s Teen Read Week website.


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