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'It came from the library'

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The concoctions of Sid from "Toy Story" will appear less animated tonight at the Spencer Library. To celebrate Teen Read Week, the library will be offering a "Franken-toys" program.

Teens will disassemble toys and reassemble them "Frankenstein-style," using pieces from separate toys for new "monster-like" creations.

The Franken-toys program, created largely due to the proximity of the week to Halloween, fits into the theme of the week, "It Came from the Library."

In addition to Franken-toys, the library is displaying the top 10 books that teens have been reading over the past year.

Teen Read Week, an annual literacy initiative, takes place each year on the third week of October. The initiative is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association. Teen Read Week is geared toward encouraging teens to read, for fun, on a regular basis.

"Each year, YALSA asks teens to nominate their favorite teen book. Throughout the summer, teens vote on the books and they announce the top 10 during this week," said Kayla Williams, teen librarian.

This year, 25 teen books were nominated nationwide.

Library personnel hope this week will encourage teens to read, to come to the library and to check out the resources found at the library.

This year Teen Read Week runs from October 14-20. For the last several years, the library has been celebrating with programs for teens.

"I've been here for two years, and I know we've been trying to get things together for at least that long," Williams said.

"We encourage teens to tell us what they're reading, and what their favorite books are," Williams said.

This year's winners for the Teen Read Week Top 10 include:

1. "Divergent" by Veronica Roth

2. "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

3. "Legend" by Marie Lu

4. "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs

5. "What Happened to Goodbye" by Sarah Dessen

6. "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis

7. "Cinder" by Marissa Meyer

8. "The Scorpio Races" by Maggie Stiefvater

9. "Where She Went" by Gayle Forman

10. "Abandon" by Meg Cabot



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