This October, Washoe County Library System will offer a month of special programming for teens during the national celebration of TeenTober. Developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), TeenTober is a month-long event that strives to raise awareness of the importance of year-round teen services in libraries. This year’s TeenTober events include crafts, a learn to DJ program, and other games and activities designed for teen interests.
On Friday, October 14 the library system will partner with The Holland Project, a local all-ages arts and music nonprofit, for a carnival-themed art reception. The reception will mark the close of Young Blood, the Holland Project’s group exhibition for artists under 21. The Young Blood reception wll take place at the Holland Project gallery space located at 140 Vesta St. Festivities will kick off at 5:30 p.m. with hands-on activities, music, themed refreshments, and a costume contest. Entry is a suggested $1 donation. Visit hollandreno.org/youngblood for details.
Additionally, teens can celebrate TeenTober by visiting Washoe County Library System’s Just for Teens web page. The page offers access to online resources and a calendar of events focused on art, culture, STEAM, and educational enrichment. Teens ages 13-19 can also sign up for the 100 Books Before Graduation Reading Challenge. Participants can start the challenge by downloading the Beanstack app and creating an account. They will be able to earn digital badges along the way by logging each book read.
For a list of activities and more information about TeenTober please visit washoecountylibrary.us/teens. Find out more about YALSA and the TeenTober national initiative at ala.org/yalsa/teentober.