Teentober Article

Teentober Article

Mallory Hemphill

Teen Read Week is a nationwide celebration hosted by libraries every October and encourages teenagers to read. It promotes and introduces new ways to help teens learn new skills and to grow their passions inside and outside of school. Teens think they don’t have to read because it’s not exciting or it’s not fun. Reading might not always be fun, but it improves your memory, increases vocabulary, expands perspective, and develops critical thinking.
Blythewood’s Cyber Center has themed its 2019 Teen Read Week as ‘TeenTober.’ Events include DIY bookmarks & origami, a presentation by magician Chad Crews, and sharing ghost stories.
What is the goal for Teentober? The goal is for teens to read more books and continue to. Libraries are hoping for this to be a successful event that encourages teenagers to pick up a book. “A lot went into creating Teentober, long before my task force was even established.” says Kelsey Socha. Teentober is for celebrating and giving voices to teens across the community.