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Grand Island Library Hopes Teen Read Week Will Spark More Out of Classroom Reading

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Many parents and teachers make it a point to encouragechildren to read, but keeping them on that path of reading as teenagers can alsobe a challenge.

Now the Grand Island Public Library is doing what they canto keep teens coming through their doors.

October 13th through the 19th is national Teen Read Week.

The Grand Island Public Library is one of thousands oflibraries celebrating the event.

Schools and bookstores across the country are alsoparticipating and hoping they can keep teens reading for the fun of it.

Youth Services Librarian Celine Swan says it's those teensthat often get forgotten.

"Well we can't forget about our teens because they'reso important and there's so many kids that use the library and then when theyget into middle and high school they don't have as much time. And younger teenswe still see quite a bit of them. But older teens are pretty busy," says Swan.

The library will be holding events throughout the week includinga pumpkin carving contest on Saturday.

Swan adds that a big goal of the event is to get teens notonly interested in reading more but to also become more familiar with otherlibrary services as well.

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