Teen Reading Lounge Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ann Duffy— [267] 317-1336
1/13/2017

WARMINSTER TOWNSHIP FREE LIBRARY LAUNCHES TEEN READING LOUNGE, AN INTERACTIVE BOOK CLUB FOR TEENS

Warminster Township Free Library will host Teen Reading Lounge, an award-winning interactive book club designed exclusively for teens by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC). More than 600 teens in 68 libraries across Pennsylvania have participated in Teen Reading Lounge since its launch in 2010.

Teens will read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum.

Teens will have multiple opportunities to participate in Teen Reading Lounge. On February 1st, the library will Kick-Off the PHC grant with a Pizza Party and free copies of the books will be handed out to participants. A QR code library scavenger hunt will also take place as part of the opening event. The program will continue every other week thereafter (2/15, 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12). Some of the activities participants have to look forward to include junk drawer robotics, creating fun Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy PSA videos, and LEGO Mindstorm Robotics kits for the participants to explore. All sessions are from 6:30-7:45PM and are led by Ann Duffy the Youth Services Librarian at the Warminster Library.

Teen Reading Lounge is open to all teens ages 12-18. No special knowledge is required to participate. For more information or to register, contact Ann Duffy at [267] 317-1336 or register online at buckslib.org

About Teen Reading Lounge
Teen Reading Lounge is an interactive program created by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council for public libraries. Through a combination of book discussions and hands-on creative workshops with qualified facilitators, teens create special projects and sharpen critical thinking skills. Libraries report that the program increased their capacity to offer humanities programs. Teens report that Teen Reading Lounge gave them the opportunity to practice essential life skills related to the humanities, communication, collaboration, and literacy.

Teen Reading Lounge is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more about PHC and the program at www.pahumanities.org.

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