AUBURN — Auburn Public Library will celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 18 to 24. The library joins thousands of other libraries, schools and bookstores across the country who are encouraging teens to celebrate this year’s theme, “Read Beyond Reality @ your library.”

Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association. The theme encourages teens to read a wide variety of materials that are out of this world, just for the fun of it.

Some of the activities going on at Auburn Public Library during Teen Read Week include the Anime Club, meeting at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21; a ghost hunter program at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22; and chances to win a “New Moon” movie poster and iTunes cards.

“Today’s teens seem to have less and less free time, and there are increasingly more activities for them to take part in during what little leisure time they have,” said Sally Holt, teen librarian at Auburn Public Library. “That is why it’s important to encourage teens to set aside some time to read.”

For more information about teen programming, contact Holt at 333-6640, ext. 4 and visit the library Web site at

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