An evening of young paranormal romance, ghost stories and competition is scheduled for Friday night at the Carrollton Public Library.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Summer Reading Program Facilitator Leslynn Gregory:

Leslynn Gregory

“We concentrate so much on the younger kids and I think the older kids and teens often get left behind,”said Gregory,” Some of them are reluctant readers, but nowadays there’s this huge new genre that’s been opened up, so we have tried to order some new books that appeal to these young readers.”

The program, which welcomes students in grades five and above, will kick-off at 8:00 p.m. with a pizza party.  Julie Myers, the author of a young adult paranormal romance entitled “Nightmares”, will make an appearance and talk to the students about the process of penning a novel.

Later in the evening, the tweens and teens will play the library’s version of “America’s Next Top Monster” which is a spinoff from America’s Next Top Model and Faceoff.  The students will also enjoy ghost stories in the library’s planetarium and the event will conclude at 11:00 p.m.

All those wishing to attend must have a permission slip signed by a parent prior to the event and will not be able to leave the library without parent consent until the end of the program.