Sign up today to become a volunteer book giver on World Book Night and spread the joy of reading in our community! On World Book Night (April 23rd, 2014) 25,000 book givers around the country will each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, World Book Night edition of a book they have read and loved, chosen from a list of 35 titles selected by a panel of librarians and booksellers. The volunteer book givers personally hand out their copies to complete strangers, people who may never have owned a book of their own. Why don't you sign up to be a part of this special night? The Wichita Falls Public Library has been approved as a distribution point for boxes of books.
Teens, ages 13-18, are invited to enter the Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge. Create a 30-90 second video promoting the Summer Reading Program at the WFPL, and your interpretation of the teen summer slogan, "Spark a Reaction." If you win, you will receive $275 for yourself, and $125 for the WFPL. For rules & deadlines, visit the state library's Texas 2014 Teen Video Challenge information page.
Teenreads, a site dedicated to book lovers, has come up with the Ultimate Reading List that will give you some great ideas about what to read next. Titles include young adult & adult titles that have been recommended by readers & staffers. Lists have been recently updated to include recent titles including fiction, nonfiction, manga & graphic novels.
Looking for award-winning books & recommended reading? The Young Adult Library Services Association has launched a free Teen Book Finder App that includes titles from the last 3 years. The Teen Book Finder App is available for iPhone, iPad, or iPod, and is free for download from the Apple App Store.