Libraries turn page on Teen Read Week

Published: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 03:51 PM.

Local librarians are on a crusade to keep teenagers reading with next week's Teen Read Week, a national literacy initiative.

Held every year during the third week in October, Teen Read Week aims to encourage teens to "Read for the Fun of it," by hosting activities and events geared to get teens motivated to read.

"People should be reading all through their life," said Dan Owens, Walton County library director. "But teenagers may have other things in their life that may be distracting."

Owens and fellow librarians aren't picky about where or what teens read or even the format.

" Reading is important — whether they go online and read a newspaper article, big book or little book," he said.

This year's theme is “Seek the Unknown at Your Library,” which is meant to inspire young readers to pick up something new.



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