On Wednesday, October 30th, 40 students participated in a Library Read-In to celebrate Teen Read Week at the South Boston Educational Complex Library. Teen Read Week is a national literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. The purpose of Teen Read Week, according to YALSA, “is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.”
Participating students from Excel High School and Boston Green Academy started the morning off with donuts and juice before they settled in for a morning of “reading for the fun of it.” The event was organized by librarians Theresa Fisher and Lucas Hall and, according to the students, it was a huge success!
“It was very peaceful and entertaining. Very good stress reliever.” -Charlene J.
“I found the Read-In to be a good chance to sit down and enjoy a book without having an assignment attached.”
“I’m really enjoying this Read-In. It feels nice sitting down with everyone and reading.” -Samawada S.
“Reading for a few hours in the library was peaceful. The donuts were delicious too.” -Madison Wilson