The three branches of the Marion County (W.Va.) Public Library System are planning some great activities just for teens during Teen Read Week. Each library will be offering Spooky Story Contests; teens are invited to enter a scary, one- to two-page story for a chance at a gift certificate.
Marion County Public Library will also make Edible Book Take-Home Crafts available. Teens who visit the library during Teen Read Week can sign-up for a nifty little kit will have everything they need to make a delicious book snack. To finish off Teen Read Week at the branch, a special presentation on UFOs and cryptozoology by Fred Saluga will be offered. Fred teaches classes on UFOs and cryptozoology at the Eastern Gateway Community College in Stuebenville, Ohio. He is the Director of West Virginia MUFON and a State Regional Director in Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Mountain State Sasquatch Watch of West Virginia, Director of the West Virginia Center For Unexplained Events, and the State Representative for the North American Fortean Society.
The Mannington Public Library will hold a crafting afterschool program on October 17. Teens that have a taste for the unconventional, enjoy do–it–yourself, or simply love arts and crafts, can whip out that roll of duct tape and turn it into something useful—a WALLET. It’s fun, it’s FREE, and the library have lots of duct tape in a variety of colors.
In addition, all three libraries are offering Reviews for Fines. From October 13–19, teens can turn in book reviews in exchange for fines.