Santa Rosa County Libraries is celebrating Teen Read Week™, October 13-19, with a special event aimed at encouraging teens to read for the fun of it. This year’s event will offer teens the opportunity to meet Jerrad Vunovich, a 19-year-old local actor who has had parts in the science-fiction adventure film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” based on Suzanne Collins' novel, Catching Fire; the spoof  “The Starving Games,” and the movie “42.” Teen Read Week™ is a time to celebrate reading for fun while encouraging teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms —books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more – all available at your local library.

Meet Vunovich at a Santa Rosa County Library:

Tuesday, Oct. 15


Wednesday, October 16


Teen Read Week™ is a national adolescent literacy initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association. It began in 1998 and is held annually during the third week of October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users.


The Santa Rosa County Library System is a department of the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners.  Libraries are located in Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton, Navarre, and Pace. Find additional information at or call (850) 981-7323 (READ).