Madison Library gets "graphic" with teen read week

By By Thomas Tingle
Record Managing Editor
Do kids read comic books?
Do teenagers actually read?
Stephanie Walker, young adult librarian at Madison Public Library, says "yes" – teens read and there are lots of ways for teens to get "graphic" at the library.
The Madison Public Library is celebrating Teen Read Week this week with unique ways to encourage reading.
"Teen Read Week encourages teens to get graphic at the library," Walker said. "In order to find out what graphic novels are and to encourage kids to read them, the answers will be revealed this week at the library."
The Teen Read events will help teens develop a habit of reading for the fun of it.
"Reading for the fun of it is the very best way to acquire a reading habit," Walker said.
Walker said the nation's report card shows that reading scores have made no significant statistical gains since the 1970's and a smaller percentage of 13 and 17-year-olds read for fun daily in 1999 than in 1971.
"A reading habit will increase reading proficiency," Walker said. "There are lots of ways for teens to start reading more. For example: read comic and graphic novels, join a book discussion group at the school or public library, or log on to www.ala.org/teenhoopla., check out careers in graphic arts, keep a comic book in your backpack at all times. Use it to read while waiting for the bus, add a comic book or graphic novel to your collection, and read what you want to read for the fun of it."
Teen Read Week will continue through Oct. 19. For more information about what activities are planned at the Madison Public Library, call Stephanie Walker at 461-0046.

Bob Jones High School

Madison Visionary Partners awards 5 Community Impact Grants

James Clemens High School

Students Neyan Sezhian, Erik Wu originate James Clemens Math Tournament

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones bests rival James Clemens in Game 1 of weekend series

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 17, 2024

Events

Check out the 2024-25 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Bob Jones High School

Business, Army groups offer scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Optimists award teacher grants, essay winners

Liberty Middle School

Kristen Brown named finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year

Madison

Journey Math Team makes mark in 2 tourneys

Bob Jones High School

Artwork by Charity Stratton on exhibit at library

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to present ‘Eroica’ on April 20-21

Events

Orion Amphitheater kicks off its third concert season tonight

James Clemens High School

James Clemens HOSA overshadows conference competitors

Harvest

It’s Spring! Plant sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC aces first try at obstacle course

Discovery Middle School

Clifton, Francois earn grants to enhance study of German

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse summer camps to open in Madison

Discovery Middle School

Hogan Family YMCA to celebrate Healthy Kids Day

Bob Jones High School

Students in grades 3-5 to compete in Bob Jones Science Challenge

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

James Clemens Football Hosting Annual Mattress Sale

James Clemens High School

James Clemens baseball hot at the right time

Discovery Middle School

Register for Summer Spotlight Theatre Camp at James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones hails as section’s top team at Scholastic Chess Championship

James Clemens High School

James Clemens leads at Student Council Association conference

x