Teen Read Week
By Ally Kampel
The week of October 28 through November 1 Seton celebrated Teen Read Week. Every day, the Library Board hid a book and emailed the entire school a hint as where to find it. Saints who found the book received a pack of M & M’s from the Library Board. In addition, they got to keep the book they found. You would bring the found book to the library to receive your prize.
The first hint on October 28 was, “The book is awfully comfy where it is hiding.” This book happened to be The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, and freshmen Annie Awad and Payton Stinson found it in the couch cushions in the library. The second hint given on October 29 was “Reading is the MAIN reason we’re celebrating!” This book, Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was found by freshmen Makenzie Ruff and Isabella Olthaus in the nurse’s office. The clues and the candy continued throughout the week. The other books given away were Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Looking for Alaska, by John Green, and Matched by Ally Condie.
Mrs. Williams-Mitchell, librarian and Library Board coordinator, states “The contest allows students to explore to find the books around the school to find them, and the titles of the chosen books have all received very good reviews, but are not very well known.” She explains, “Our main goal is to encourage students to take time to read for fun.”
The national theme of Teen Read Week is “exploring”. The Library Board’s creative idea to have students explore for books throughout the school is a fun way to expand the school’s reading.