Howard County Library announces a new initiative, Pass the Book. Beginning during Teen Read Week 2009, Howard County Library will distribute specially marked copies of The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld throughout the community. Teens who receive a specially labeled copy of The Secret Hour are encouraged to read the book, track the book (by registering their copy at hclibrary.org/passthebook) and then pass the book to another teen reader.
Teen readers will be able to return to the web site to see where their books have traveled, and will have the opportunity to participate in online discussions and challenges based around events in the book. A display in each branch will feature read-a-like titles and the other books in the Midnighters series. A number of launch events are planned for Teen Read Week, including Midnighter Lore at Central Library, Slither Repellant at Elkridge Branch, and Triskaidekamania at Savage Branch.
Copies of the book will be available on Monday, October 19. As you encounter the specially numbered copies of this title, please encourage students to read the book, log their copies of the title on the Library’s web site and pass their copy of The Secret Hour on to a friend. Contact your nearest branch for more details.
John Jewitt – Howard County Library, Savage Branch