Teen Read Week is next week!

Did you know that next week is Teen Read Week? Teen Read Week is a week-long celebration that encourages teens to take some time out and read. You guys might not all be teens, but some of you are, and others are getting close. Besides, who needs an excuse to take some time out for reading?

Follow Teen Read Week activities using the hashtag #TRW2015.

The theme this year is “Get away @your library.” Why not take some time to stop and read for a while, and then share some information about what you’ve read?

Reading is a great way to build literacy, improve mental health, develop empathy, deal with tough issues, and learn about perspectives and experiences outside our own. For some great reads, head over to the Teen Read Week ning for book recommendations or visit the Books & More page to find some websites and blogs that can help!

Tell us what you’re reading in the comments, or tweet @AMS_Library or using the teen read week hashtag or #amsreads!