Do you want a library activity that is quick and easy but entertaining as well? This one will make your students smile and laugh with the added bonus of possibly finding a good book to read. It is called the Face Book Challenge. I found it on Pinterest when I was searching for activities to do for Teen Read Week.
There is very little set up (but be prepared to have your library shelves destroyed) – all you need is a camera and a couple of enthusiastic students to get the ball rolling. The students had a blast finding books with faces on them and then positioning them to their body. Check out some of the pictures:
Submitted by Kathy Conroy from Westwood Jr.
Looking for a program to promote your library? Teen Read Week is a great opportunity to create enthusiasm in the library by offering different activities or challenges. Westwood Jr. will be celebrating from October 10-17 with tons of activities which include a bookmark challenge, a “do you know your library website challenge?” as well as activities such as Superhero jeopardy and book café. In order to get students to participate in some of the activities, I am offering up prizes for some of the activities. Simple things like a $10 itunes card and $5 Scholastic gift certificates for the book fair.
Looking for ideas? The best place to look at is at the YALSA website: http://teenreadweek.ning.com/
Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR