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Teen Read Week

Celebrate Teen Read Week 2013 at the Bailey Cove Library on Tuesday, October 15, and Thursday, October 17.

You can Seek the Unknown at 6 p.m. on October 15 during a night of fun that includes book-related relay games and a scavenger hunt.

You could be the “murderer” in a life-size version of the game Clue on October 17 at 6 p.m.

Teen Read Week's sub-theme for this year is Seek the Unknown @ your library, which encourages teens to explore and learn about the unknown through mystery, adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy books.

Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Find out more at

Julia Hendon, Bailey Cove’s Youth Services librarian, says Teen Read Week is like Christmas for YA librarians. Along with the release of the Teen Top Ten Books, a list teens voted on during the Summer Reading program, Bailey Cove will begin a new iPad check-out program. “Our iPads were purchased with a teen technologies grant from the Huntsville Library Foundation,” Julia said, “so we thought that Teen Read Week would be the best time to unveil them.”

For details on Teen Read Week fun, call Julia at 256-881-0257.

Friday, October 4, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, October 17, 2013 (All day)