Stephenie Meyer and other authors have often credited music as their muse, explaining that they simply can't write without it. The "Twilight" author has even posted a playlist for the book on her website (in case you're interested, here's the address: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight_playlist.html).

Stephenie Meyer and other authors have often credited music as their muse, explaining that they simply can't write without it. The "Twilight" author has even posted a playlist for the book on her website (in case you're interested, here's the address: http://www.stepheniemeyer.com/twilight_playlist.html).

To celebrate Teen Read Week and this year's theme, Books with Beat, Worthington Libraries is encouraging teens to do the same that is, create a playlist for their favorite book. Not only will qualifying soundtracks submitted by Oct. 9 be featured on the teens blog, they'll also be played during Teen Read Week, Oct. 17-23, in each library's teen area.

Submission forms are available now at all three library locations. Playlists can also be sent to teenblog@worthingtonlibraries.org.

Because great books deserve the perfect playlist, an upcoming program at Worthington Park Library, 1389 Worthington Centre Drive, has been planned for those who don't want to throw just any group of songs together. "Preparing the Perfect Playlist," scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, will offer inspiration.

Thousands of libraries, schools and bookstores across the country will take part in this year's Teen Read Week celebration and have planned unique programs centered on the Books with Beat theme, which encourages teens to read poetry and books about music, listen to audio books and more.

Teen Read Week, which encourages ages 12-18 to read for fun, is the national adolescent literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association, the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association.

"Teens have more activities to fill their free time than ever web videos, social networking sites, video games, afterschool activities, athletics and increasingly high expectations in the classroom," said Gwen Nzimiro, a Worthington Libraries teen librarian.

Hillary Kline