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Teen Read Week

October 15th, 2007 (05:47 pm)
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Teen Read Week is here! YALSA urges teen readers to let their voices be heard in various forums not only this week but every day of every week, and so do I. Here are a few ways teens can get involved with Teen Read Week right now:

Make it Teen Read MONTH! Check out 31 Flavorite Authors, brought to you by readergirlz and YALSA. Chat with a different author every night this month! Join us at the readergirlz forum each night at 5 PM PST / 8 PM PST - except for Halloween, when the chat will be held at 9 PM PST / midnight EST. This week, chat with...

October 14th: Tanya Lee Stone
October 15th: John Green
October 16th: Sara Zarr
October 17th: Deb Caletti
October 18th: Rachel Cohn
October 19th: Kirsten Miller
October 20th: Mitali Perkins

View the entire month's schedule. Read the latest issue of readergirlz.

Vote for the Teens' Top Ten - which is, as YALSA points out, "the only teen choice list where the books are chosen by teens for teens." The voting booth is now open. Teens may select their favorite books from the list of 25 nominees. The results will be posted in early November.

Pick next year's theme:
- Your Quest Begins @ your library
- Books with Bite @ your library
- Find Magic @ your library
— or write in your own ideas
Vote for the theme here.

Take the SmartGirl/Teen Read Week survey.

Win a visit from author Tiffany Trent. Her historical fantasy novel In the Serpent's Coils is the first in a series called Hallowmere. Click here for contest rules and additional details. Download an entry form.

Meanwhile, it's Library Week in New Zealand! Pass it on and leap in. New Zealand residents can take part in special events including but not limited to a country-wide storytime and a "why I love my library" competition, in which school-aged readers will express that love in 100 words or less. Learn more.

I discovered NZ's Library Week via Create Readers, which recently blogged about readergirlz.