Library marks Teen Read week

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Fairview Public Library (Fairview) will celebrate Teen Read Week™ through October 19 with special events and programs aimed at encouraging teens around Middletown to “read for the fun of it.”
Fairview will be offering two special programs for teens during Teen Read Week™. The first is a Facebook Scavenger Hunt where teens upload photos of a) four leaves, b) themselves reading, c) the front of Fairview, and d) four non-perishable food items for the food pantry. Teens who do all four photos will win an iTunes gift card.

Friday craft program
The second program is a special Duct Tape Craft program on Friday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. where teens will create a wallet, flower pen, and book bag from duct tape.
Teen Read Week is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audio books, and more!
According to Fairview staff member Keri Dudek, strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they can translate into better performance at school. This is why it is important to show them that reading is a fun and relaxing activity they can do for free.
Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home, as well. Fairview offers these ideas:
• Visit the Fairview Public Library or Margaretville Central School library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.
• Set aside time each night for the family to read.
• Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
• Share your favorite book with your teen.
• Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.
• Join a book discussion group at the school or public library.