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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 encourage children to read, but keeping them on that path of reading as teenagers can also be a challenge.

Now the Grand Island Public Library is doing what they can to 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 of libraries celebrating the event.

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

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

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

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

Swan adds that a big goal of the event is to get teens not only interested in reading more but to also become more familiar with other library services as well.

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