Teen Read Week
Teen Read Week 2012 is October 15-20, and the Jasper County Public Library is celebrating this national event with drawings for prizes and special programs, designed just for the teen population.
Open to teens at the Jasper County Public Libraries in Rensselaer, DeMotte and Wheatfield, these special activities and programs are planned for Teen Read Week:
DeMotte Library will hold a drawing for prizes; as teens check out items during the week, they may enter their name in a drawing which will be held at the end of the week. Middle and High School students are also invited to “Let the Games Begin,” held on Friday, October 19 at 5 pm, where they will sample Panem food and watch a related rated PG-13 movie. Registration is required to attend. Register online or call 987-2221.
Wheatfield Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to check out books and enter their name in a drawing for a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble, which will be awarded at the end of the week. This age group is also invited to a Teen Gaming Program, held on Tuesday, October 16 from 6-7 pm. Wii stations will be set up and refreshments served. Registration is required to attend. Register online or call 956-3774.
- Rensselaer Library invites teens in grades 6-12 to check out items and enter their name in a drawing for a bag of gently used books that will be awarded at the end of the week. In addition, this age group is invited to “Teens Read,” slated to be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 6 pm, where the title for discussion will be “American Born Chinese” by Gene Leun Yang. This title is the chosen selection for Books to Bridge the Region, a seven county reading initiative that encourages Northwest Indiana residents to read and discuss the same title during the month of October. Registration is required to attend. The first 8 to register for this month’s Teens Read will receive a free copy of the book, compliments of the Friends of the Rensselaer Library. Register online or call 866-5881.
For more information about Teen Read Week at JCPL, call the Rensselaer Library, 866-5881, the DeMotte Library, 987-2221, or the Wheatfield Library, 956-3774.