The St. Tammany Parish Library will celebrate the second annual nationwide celebration, TEENtober, with special events and programs spotlighting all the great resources and activities available at the library as well as to encourage teens from around the area to read for their enjoyment.
TEENtober, which began in 2019, aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services helps teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library. Moreover, according to Teen Services Coordinator Jennifer Rifino, “It is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more!”
This year the STPL Teen Department’s TEENtober will highlight teens and YA horror/mystery/thriller books with socially connected, physically distant events, including our Book Tasting Chapter of the Month Club featuring the eerie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, the AniManga Club, a creative writing “Preptober” Word Wednesday Workshop with Mrs. Joy (with a follow-up NaNoWriMo Workshop in November), a thrilling Escape Room, Teen Hour: Spooky Trivia, plus weekly Crafternoons filled with fun Halloween and fall crafts. Heading to college? Sign up by Saturday, Oct. 3 for the online free practice ACT hosted by the Princeton Review.
The library wants to make sure that teens have access to all books and services. To ensure this, the library celebrates TEENtober with “Teen Amnesty Month”, where any teen ages 12-18 who has lost his/her library card may have it replaced for free, and/or return overdue books checked out on his/her card and have the overdue fines waived.