Sunday, October 7, 2018

Discover Your Local Library During Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week kicks off today where libraries across the nation will be encouraging teens to come out, make use of our services, attend programming, checkout books, and get the most out of what we have to offer.  This year's theme is "It's Written in the Stars: READ," so there will be an emphasis in all things related to fantasy, science fiction, and other out-of-this-world things.

Your Abilene Public Library has a healthy lineup of activities being offered this week, with teen appeal, and this is the perfect time to come out and participate in them.  As always, all programming is offered 100% free and there's no need to register.  Take a look at this week's lineup of activities teens might be interested in, and click on the event to get more information.
Great programming isn't the only thing we offer.  We also house a wonderful collection of popular young adult reads for teens to dive into, and that doesn't even include the graphic novels, movies, magazines, and other items available for checkout.  Plus, with just a library card, you have access to all of these materials completely free of charge...without late fees too.
It doesn't stop there.  Technology is always a big draw for teens these days.  How does one compete with an abundance of smartphones and tablets that make it easier for teens to speak to friends and post updates on what they're doing to researching materials for school?  Well, your Abilene Public Library can even assist the most dedicated techie as well.

Did you know your library offers digital services to connect you with popular materials for checkout 24/7?  With a simple library card, you'll be able to borrow a wide range of materials including eBooks, digital audiobooks, movies, music albums, comics, and more.  Get them whenever you want, read/listen to them wherever you are.

And what about those school assignments, research papers, and tests you need to take?  We've got you covered there through a number of credible databases that can all be accessed remotely, through our library website, with nothing more than your library card.  There's a number of wonderful resources at your disposal that can help researching materials that much easier, especially during those all-nighters to finish an assignment when the library is closed.

We invite you to come by your library during Teen Read Week and see what kind of activities, services, and materials we have of interest to you.  It's the perfect time for it after all.  Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association.  It began in 1998 and is held annually in October during the same week as Columbus Day.  Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.

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