APRIL 29, 2015

Two Glendale teens win national video challenge

Video encourages teens to read this summer

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PHOENIX – Two teens from Glendale Public Library created a winning video for Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Teen Video Challenge, “Unmask.”  The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition to get teens involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.  Luis Morales and Jamie Larson’s video, “Unmask the Story Within You” shows teen readers immersing themselves in the many worlds offered through the written page.

“As a member of CSLP, the State Library is thrilled to be represented by these creative Arizona teens,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “Summer reading is important to high levels of literacy which lead to better test scores and a strong foundation for higher education and future employment.”

For their hard work and creativity, each winner for this year’s competition will receive a monetary award of $150 and the associated public library will receive prizes from Upstart and Candlewick.

In addition to the winning video from Arizona, official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winners were named from several other states. To view this year’s winning videos, please visit CSLP’s website at www.cslpreads.org.  The winning videos can be used by all teens and all public libraries to promote summer reading nationwide.

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