Book Cover Design Workshop for Teens Oct. 12

 

Let’s be honest. We all judge books by their covers. Sometimes readers pick up books because they have a cool photograph or an interesting pattern on the cover. Other books are just as easily passed by because of an outdated, faded, or just plain ugly cover.

Teens are invited to come to the library on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., for a Canva and Cover Redesign Workshop. The workshop will be held in the computer lab at the Main Library at 1550 Oak St. Canva is a free, easy-to-use, graphic-design software program. Teens will learn to use Canva to create an updated cover for a book using the software. The book covers will be printed and put on display after the workshop.

Teens, ages 13 to 18, can bring their own books to recover or use one of the library’s books. This workshop is part of Teen Read Week, a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Come to the library and meet other teen readers, learn a new software program and create book covers. Artistic abilities and skills are not necessary and no registration is required.

Call the Main Library reference desk at 747-7713 or email Hallie Fields, Teen Librarian, at hfields@alamedaca.gov with any questions.