Saturday, September 27, 2014

Teen Read Week 2014

Teen Read Week, October 12-18, has been one of my favorite celebrations as a secondary school librarian for over 10 years now.  The national campaign by the American Library Association to encourage our young adults to read is an annual event at our school.  The awesome logos and promotional items make the celebrations fun and easy to plan.  The 2014 logo "Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library is the slogan of our library for the next few weeks.

Our festivities this year will include:

  • Kahoot Day - Classes will be invited into the library to participate in a student designed Kahoot with questions about popular YA literature.  The questions were designed by my library student aides through a collaborative Google document. Prizes will be awarded to the winning Kahooters. FYI, it was our Technology Club that introduced me to Kahoot last year!
  • Book Talk Slam - Students, teachers, and the library staff will participate in a Book Talk Slam.  Everyone is invited to share their favorite book through a book talk in the library. Pictures will follow on our Instagram account.
  • Book Club - What would TRW be without a great gathering to talk about an exciting book? Our club will be discussing Legend by Marie Lu.
  • Book Cover Selfie Display - My students have been busy gathering books with covers that will make good selfie pictures.  I'll post our final pictures on our library Instagram account.
  • Teens Top 10 - Our students will vote on their Top 10.
I must give give credit and thanks to my student library aides during Teen Read Week.  We could not have planned such a successful week of celebrations without their collaboration, ideas, and cooperation.  Even after 25 years as a school librarian, I am still learning about the power of a student driven library program.

ALA Store for Teen Read Week
Ideas for Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week Pinterest Board
Teen Read Week Ning
Teen Read Week - YALSA
Pike Middle School Smore
Readwritethink activities

Teen Read Week Logo. Digital image. Teen Read Week. N.p., n.d. Web. .

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