Teens: Library Wants to Display Your Inspired Art


Artwork and artists can have a great influence on their communities. Teen artists are invited to create drawings, paintings, doodles and other works of art that will inspire Alamedans to read. The art will be displayed in the Homework Center in the Main Library.

Artwork should be on the theme of reading or books. Paint a picture of a favorite reading spot, draw a favorite book, sketch a favorite character or create another type of bookish art. All submissions should be two-dimensional artwork no larger than 
16 x 20 inches. Artwork should be dropped off at the Reference Desk at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., before Oct. 15. All artists should complete a display application and release form, available at the reference desk.

The art display will be in celebration 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. This is Teen Read Week (Oct. 9 through Oct. 15). All art must be created by teens, ages 13 to 18, only.

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