The Keller(TX) ISD secondary librarians are planning our third Young Adult Keller Book Festival (YAK Fest). This daylong event will be held from 9 - 5 on January 25, 2014, at KISD's Central High School as a means to provide the Keller ISD teen community with exceptional opportunities to connect with literature and authors in a non-academic setting. The previous two YAK Fests were made possible by generous grants from the M. R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation through the Keller ISD Innovation grant process, and we are thrilled to be awarded a Hudson grant for the third year in a row.
Our goals are to:
Connect teens with award-winning young adult authorsEnrich reading and literacy skillsStimulate interest in reading and writingProvide teens with an entertaining as well as educational eventProvide teens with leadership opportunitiesEncourage "non-readers" to become readers through the enthusiasm of other teens