Libraries Celebrate Teen-Tober With Online Activities For Young Adults
Oct 12, 2021 –
TeenTober is a national literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Thousands of libraries, schools, and bookstores across the country are participating in this month-long initiative encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms – books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks, and more -- and to become regular library users.
Fun, online programs specifically designed for high school-age teens in grades 9 through 12 take place throughout the year. In October, the programs will all be live-streamed via Webex. An email with the link for the Webex meeting will be sent to all who register on FBCL’s online virtual calendar.
Young Adult Advisory Councils
- “YA Advisory Council” – Tuesday, October 12, 4:00i-5:00 pm; Tuesday, October 19, 4:00-5:00 pm; Wednesday, October 20, 4:00-5:00 pm; or Wednesday, October 27, 4:00-5:00 pm.
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. Teens can earn volunteer-service hours by expressing ideas, organizing upcoming activities, and suggesting new programs and books that would be of interest to young adults at the library. Registration is required.
Young Adult Book Clubs
- Teen Read Week “Get Rec’d Ideas for Teens” – Monday, October 11, and Wednesday, October 13, 4:00-4:30 pm.
In this live-streamed program, teens will talk about their favorite books and share their recommendations with others. FBCL library staff will share news and views on some captivating Young Adult lit for teens. Registration is required.
“YA Book Club” – Wednesday, October 13, 4:00-5:00 pm
This event will be live-streamed via Webex at the scheduled time. This month, readers will discuss Lovely War, written by Julie Berry. This book selection is in print and on OverDrive; call George Memorial Library to check availability of additional print copies. Registration is required.
The activities are free and open to the public. Registration is required for the live-streamed Webex sessions; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. For more information, call the Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office (281-633-4734).