The Keller(TX) ISD secondary librarians are planning our third Young Adult Keller Book Festival (YAK Fest). This daylong event will be held 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.
Our goals are to:
Connect teens with award-winning young adult authors
Enrich reading and literacy skills
Stimulate interest in reading and writing
Provide teens with an entertaining as well as educational event
Provide teens with leadership opportunities
Encourage "non-readers" to become readers through the enthusiasm of other teens