Teens might be surprised by what they find at the local library What makes up the average teenager’s day? School, homework, extracurricular activities, after-school jobs, television and online activities are just a few examples of the day-to-day bits of life that seem to take up much of their time. Unless they’re already avid readers, as children grow into young adults they may not give up other activities just to find time to read. And while recent Young Adult best-sellers, like J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, have momentarily captured the attention of those hard-to-pin-down teens, keeping their attention is another matter. 

To encourage young adults to make time to read, the Young Adult Library Services Association in 1998 began National Teen Read Week, which this year runs from Oct. 18-24. Librarians at the Nacogdoches Public Library and Kurth Memorial Library are urging teens to stop in and see what their local library has to offer.

At Kurth Memorial Library, it’s all about “spooky, scary stuff and graphic novels,” says Mary Grider, children’s librarian.

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lol, I think she just discribed me there. I think it’s a good idea that libraries like this are encouraging teens to read. What do you think? And remember that OBS will start its YA Book Club soon, and this month book is Never Ceese, join us, give us your opinions!

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Cool Stuff: Dave Eggers’ Wild Things Novel Amazon are now taking pre-orders for The Wild Things, Dave Eggers‘ novel “based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze“. The hardback is set to street in October, just ahead of the Where the Wild Things Are movie. Jonze’ film must be one of my most anticipated pictures of the year, and to think… well, to think how close we were to losing it for a while.

 Here’s the sales spiel as run on Amazon:

The Wild Things — based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay cowritten with Spike Jonze — is about the confusions of a boy, Max, making his way in a world he can’t control. His father is gone, his mother is spending time with a younger boyfriend, his sister is becoming a teenager and no longer has interest in him. At the same time, Max finds himself capable of startling acts of wildness: he wears a wolf suit, bites his mom, and can’t always control his outbursts.

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Will you be buying this book?