Teens can sometimes be overlooked in libraries with much attention, money, and resources given to children and adults. To counter that, the Newark Public Library has joined forces with other Public and School Librarians across three counties to create a positive, cooperative opportunity dedicated to this age group.
TBF LIVE! The Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is a day long celebration (Saturday, March 31st) featuring authors who write specifically for teens. The dynamic communication between the teens and the authors touches upon many important social issues such as diversity, gender identity, racism, and disabilities and build connections of understanding.
It is estimated that approximately 1,000 people will be attending the 2007 festival. Will you be one of them? If you are a Newark teen, interested in attending the festival but does not have transportation....never fear. The Newark Friends of the Library have generously donated money to provide transportation for area teens to attend the festival. If interested in getting a free ride to the festival, please contact Chris at the library 331-4370.
To see what award-winning authors will be participating in the festival & for more information, go to www.teenbookfestival.org.