About Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to teens and their families. 

Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015. Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, to coding classes to online fan fiction clubs, libraries can leverage the making theme to show how you connect in meaningful ways with the teens in your community in order to help them succeed in school and prepare for 21st century careers.  Help get the word out about this event with the hashtag #TTW15

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Apply for a Free 3D Printer from 3D Systems!

Posted by YALSA on October 7, 2014 at 3:53pm 0 Comments

3D Systems, in collaboration with YALSA, is committed to expanding young people’s access to 21st century tools like 3D design, 3D scanning and 3D printing.  The MakerLab Club is a brand new community of thousands of U.S. libraries and museums committed to advancing 3D digital literacy via dedicated equipment, staff training and increased public access.

3D Systems will provide new 3D printers to qualified libraries and museums across the country.  Recipients will be selected via an application process and are expected to join the MakerLab Club as well as provide access to 3D printing and design programs and services for their communities.  Libraries can apply via an online…

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Teen Tech Week 2015 Theme: Libraries are for Making

Posted by YALSA on October 7, 2014 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015.

Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. From maker spaces, to coding classes to online fan fiction clubs, libraries can leverage the making theme to show how you connect in meaningful ways with the teens in your community in order to help them succeed in school and prepare for 21st century careers.  Help get the word out about this event with the hashtag #TTW15

Check back in mid November for themed TTW15 graphics and free download-ables!

Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Teen Tech Week!

Posted by YALSA on April 30, 2013 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

We'll celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15 with the theme DIY @ your library.  Check back to this page in November 2013 for a wealth of resources to help you plan your 2014 celebration!

Happy Teen Tech Week from @your library The Campaign for America's Libraries

Posted by YALSA on March 14, 2013 at 10:24am 0 Comments

Time to Check in @ your library and check out the outstanding technology they offer like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and online homework help.

What's your favorite thing to check out when you Check in @ your library!

Submit your answer at http://atyourlibrary.org/happy-teen-tech-week for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Open to library lovers of all ages. Contest will remain open until noon CDT, Monday, March 18, 2013.

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Build-a-Song Slideshow

We had such a great time during Teen Tech Week, 2014! Here's the video of the making of our Build-a-Song project, sponsored by the Young Adult Library Servic...
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"Hi Suzanne! I actually used Elmer's glue and then taped the edges in place to let it dry overnight, but it is pretty unstable, overall. My manager found this idea online and they actually suggested using eensy-weensy zip ties to…"
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"Cool! How'd you hold it together?"
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"Check out our FB page: http://j.mp/1kA0NBm Because of timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly issues last week, Raspberry Pi Camp is next week!"
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Sandy DiCicco replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"At the East Hartford Public Library in East Hartford, CT, we celebrated Teen Tech Week with three programs. We started with string wrapped earbuds - I saw this project on Pinterest and thought I would use some of the earbuds we had for sale at the…"
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About Teen Tech Week

Preparing teens for the workforce is a major concern in the U.S.  In the last three decades, the skills required for teens to succeed in the workforce have changed drastically, but the skills emphasized in schools have not kept up with these changes.  Reaching teens through libraries is a natural fit.  Libraries bridge the gap between in-school and out-of-school time, helping teens learn through digital media so they can achieve more academically and develop the digital and media literacy skills they will need in order to be informed, productive citizens.  In 2010, half of the nation’s 14 - 18 year olds reported visiting a library to use a computer. A 2011 student from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Opportunity for All, reported that youth ages 14-24 make up 25% of all library users, which made them the largest group in study.

 
 
 

Celebrate technology for teens at your library this March with YALSA! #ttw14

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Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Longview Public LIbrary

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Name & Name of Library: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian, Longview Public LibraryProject Name: Raspberry Pi CampProject Description: Raspberry Pi Camp will introduce this credit…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Amy K. Marshall, Craig Public Library

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Name & Name of Library: Amy K. Marshall at The Craig Public LibraryProject Name: New Dimensions in DYI -- Let’s Build a 3D Printer!Project Description: Starting Saturday, March 8th, teens from…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OregonProject Name: Raspberry Pi DayProject Description: Raspberry Pi Day will be a hands-on…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County (NJ) Library SystemProject Name: Exploring Arduino Project Description: A beginner’s course in open source Arduino…Continue

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