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 help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with the theme "Libraries are for Creating," March 4-10, 2018.

This year's theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators, and to leverage library resources to share out their creations, whether they be podcasts, videos, apps, games, wearable tech, or some other fabulous invention or creation!

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2018 Teen Tech Week™ Site Now Live!

Posted by YALSA on December 6, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Join the site for free to get access to downloadable posters and bookmarks available in Chinese, English, and Spanish!

2018 Teen Tech Week™ Theme Announced!

Posted by YALSA on November 9, 2017 at 10:33am 0 Comments

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with the theme "Libraries are for Creating," March 4-10, 2018.

This year's theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators, and to leverage library resources to share out their creations, whether they be podcasts, videos, apps, games, wearable tech, or some other fabulous invention or creation!

Stay tuned for a new website theme coming early December!

Teen Tech Week™ Feedback Survey

Posted by YALSA on April 3, 2017 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Did you celebrate Teen Tech Week? We'd like to hear from you! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us improve future Teen Tech Weeks. Take the 5 minute survey by April 21.

Join YALSA for a Twitter Takeover during Teen Tech Week™ 2017

Posted by YALSA on March 1, 2017 at 10:39am 0 Comments

To add to the Teen Tech Week festivities taking place at libraries across the nation, each day during Teen Tech Week, YALSA’s twitter account, @yalsa will be turned over to a different partner who will share out information, news and resources of interest to those working to build digital literacy skills in teens.

The takeover will allow partners to inform and engage YALSA’s 38,000+ Twitter followers about relevant issues from their perspectives, as well as share helpful resources of interest to YALSA’s audience. Topics range from connected learning, makerspaces and making, learning labs, web literacy, digital skills, practical tips for using digital tools, and more.

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What are Your Plans for TTW 2018?

Active or passive programs?High-tech or low-tech?What is your budget like?Are you doing coding? Filmmaking or music-making? Robotics? Circuits? 3D printing? Technology/art fusion?See More
Saturday
Kylie Peters replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"I don't have experience opening a makerspace (yet--we are working on one!) but I do have a link to share that I hope will be useful. http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/2015/06/makerspace-starter-kit.html"
Saturday
Kylie Peters replied to Valerie Gilbert's discussion Passive Program
"Last year we put out materials to make a pocket green screen (http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Green-Screen/) and they turned out really cool! I'm also a big fan of paper circuits.  All you need is tape, scissors, coin cell…"
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Grace Matthews replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"We are launching out Makerspace during Teen Tech Week this year! any advice for launching a makerspace?"
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Encourage teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators! #TTW18

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What are Your Plans for TTW 2018?

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Active or passive programs?High-tech or low-tech?What is your budget like?Are you doing coding? Filmmaking or music-making? Robotics? Circuits? 3D printing? Technology/art fusion?Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kylie Peters on Saturday. 45 Replies

Do you work at a public library? Use this space to find and share ideas for TTW programs that are hosted through public libraries!Continue

Passive Program

Started by Valerie Gilbert in Sample Title. Last reply by Kylie Peters on Saturday. 2 Replies

Any ideas for a TTW passive program? We're a small branch and get a handful of teens.ThanksContinue

Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Feb 27, 2017. 4 Replies

I have always struggled to get a large turnout at my high school for teen tech week.  Any suggestions on how to draw them in?  Any ideas that have worked for other high school libraries?  Thanks!Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Instagram of the Week – March 14

A brief look at ‘grams of interest to engage teens and librarians navigating this social media platform. Last week from March 6-12 marked this year’s “Create it at your library” Teen Tech Week celebration. Sponsored by YALSA, this yearly initiative aims to connect teens and libraries, and encourage teens to make use… Continue reading

Create it at Your Library: Preparing for Teen Tech Week 2016

Teen Tech Week is YALSA’s yearly initiative encouraging libraries to engage their teen community with resources that enhance their digital literacy skills. During March 6-12, libraries across the country will be buzzing with tech programs, STEM activities, and will be showcasing their digital resources with pride. Not only does this… Continue reading

Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, the National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge. The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a… Continue reading

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