The Ridgefield Library is celebrating Teen Read Week (October 17 to the 23). Teen Read Week is an initiative of the American Library Association. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will celebrate this year’s theme, Books with Beat, which encourages teens to read a variety of materials, including poetry, audiobooks, books about music, mysteries, romance and more.
Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever — web videos, social networking sites, video games, afterschool activities, athletics —and increasingly high expectations in the classroom. It is important that they are reminded that reading is something that is fun and relaxing that they can do for free. Also, that reading for fun can translate into better performance at school.
Although some people think of library patrons as either little children or fully grown adults, the Ridgefield Library has many teenage patrons. These folks borrow books, movies and music, and take part in Library programs such as YA and High School Critics, the Teen Advisory Group, and Scrabble. We invite all Ridgefield middle school and high school students to stop by the Library during Teen Read Week (and afterwards) to see all that Ridgefield Library can offer them.
Find out more about Teen Services at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org.