Voting Runs June 1 – 30
This is one election where you are not required to be 18 to vote! In fact, you can’t be. Local teens from age 13 to 18 are the only ones allowed to cast their votes for the 2018 Part of the Story read. The ballots are available online and at York County Libraries from June 1 – 30.
2018 Candidates Up for the Vote
Purge by Sarah Darer Littman
Butter by Erin Jade Lange
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Skinny by Donna Cooner
Every Day by David Levithan
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Teens Selected this Year’s Topic: Body Image
Last year, at the end of the inaugural year of the Part of the Story program, teen participants were asked to vote on this year’s topic. The winning subject: body image. Youth Services Librarians from across York County set to work selecting six contenders for this year’s read. Six books abut body image were selected and are up for the vote by teens. Teens vote on which one they would like to read and discuss. The title with the most votes will be the 2018 Part of the Story book pick.
Part of the Story: Real Life Impact
Part of the Story is a five-week program that engages teens in real life impact issues. They read a selected book and then meet area professionals and individuals who are connected to the issue. The book helps open the door to discussion and the experts share their experiences and answer teen questions. Programs will be held at Martin Library, Kaltreider-Benfer Library, Guthrie Memorial Library, Kreutz Creek Library and Dover Area Community Library.
2018 Program Timeline
June 1 – 30 – Teens vote
July/August – Winning book is announced
August – Books available at libraries
September – Programs and special events announced
October – Events during Teen Read Week
November – Teen Town Hall