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September 20, 2018

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

“It’s Written in the Stars: READ!”
Celebrate Teen Read Week 2018 @ Your Library


Largo, MD – “It’s Written in the Stars: READ!” is the theme of this year’s Teen Read Week (TRW) to be held October 7-13. Join the Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) as we celebrate with special teen events that spotlight all the great resources and activities available at the library to encourage teens to read for the fun of it. Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will hold similar events centered on this year’s theme. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association.


Teens! Enjoy books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more, all for free, with your PGCMLS LINK virtual library card for our County’s public school students or your student library card for all others. Strong reading skills are more critical than ever because they translate into better performance at school and better preparedness for careers. This is why it is important to take advantage of Teen Read Week, according to Kelsey Hughes, the Library’s Adult and Teen Services Specialist.


PGCMLS invites teens, parents and other concerned community members to participate in these special events during Teen Read Week 2018:

Library programs are safe and supervised spaces for teens to engage in creative, educational activities with professional staff and mentors. Click here for Teen Read Week parental tips.

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution,, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at