Editor's note: Welcome our newest Teen page blogger, TAB member Rebecca Henning! This is her first blog post, and while it's been a long time coming due to various technical glitches, I think it's worth sharing with all of you. -Stewart
On October 23, teens and tweens showed up to the teen section of the Central library, to read for a good cause. Participants read to raise cans and other dry goods for Loves and Fishes. They provide food for the needy, and are a great hope to those who need it. They read from 10 am to 4 pm with a one hour lunch and photo session where participants got their own READ poster, like the ones in the teen section!
Teens/tweens who arrived at the read-a-thon where all ages from grade six to grade twelve. Jamera Jackson from Hillside Middle School says that she came because "I like to read, want to have fun, and get new books." She says that she loves girly girl books and her favorite book is What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones (which is actually a book of short poems that tell a story and one of my favorites). Now on the other end of the wide spectrum of people that arrived was Noah Gross who is also in the sixth grade at Hillside. His favorite genre is fantasy and favorite book is Ranger's Apprentance by Jhon Falgan. There were also some high scholars there like Elizabeth Austin who is a junior at Loy Norrix High School. She loves all fiction and her favorite book is Harry Potter and The Deathly Hollows, by J. K. Rowling (another of my favorite books).
Overall the read-a-thon was a success, bringing food to people and people to books, something everyone can enjoy.