Friday, September 30, 2011

Brevard County Libraries to celebrate Teen Read Week with Zombie Apocalypse Author

PALM BAY, Fla. – Brevard County Libraries will celebrate Teen Read Week with New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan, author of two critically acclaimed novels set decades after the zombie apocalypse.

Ryan, author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth. will be talking about her books and writing on Saturday, October 22 at the Satellite Beach Library at 11 a.m. and the Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library at 2 p.m.

The Franklin T DeGroodt Memorial Library and the Satellite Beach Library received a grant from the Young Adult Library Services Association and Dollar General to support Teen Read Week, October 16-22.

Partners in this grant are Barnes and Noble, Palm Bay High School, Satellite High School and DeLaura Middle School. Check for the author’s presentation at these sites.

Teen Read Week is the national adolescent literacy initiative of YALSA, the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association. Teen Read Week is held annually during the third week of October.

An updated sponsors and supporting organizations list can be found at the Web site, www.ala.org/teenread.
For additional information, contact Jennifer Hopwood at 321-952-6318.