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 "Be the Source of Change," March 5-11, 2017.

This year's theme encourages teens to take advantage of all the great digital resources offered through the library to make a positive change in their life and community.


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.

Participants include:


YALSA announces Gene Luen Yang as 2017 Teen Tech Week™ National Spokesperson

Posted by YALSA on February 21, 2017 at 9:59am 0 Comments

YALSA is excited to announce award winning young adult author Gene Luen Yang as its 2017 Teen Tech Week national spokesperson.

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of YALSA's 2007 Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers and Saints won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was listed on YALSA's 2014 Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists.  His latest graphic novels, the Secret Coders series,…


2017 Teen Tech Week Grants

Posted by YALSA on November 8, 2016 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

Apply now for YALSA's 2017 Teen Tech Week Grant. Each grant will be worth $1,000 each to help support Teen Tech Week programs and activities. Apply by January 1, 2017.

Learn more here.

Funding for Makerspaces in High Schools

Posted by YALSA on March 14, 2016 at 10:55am 0 Comments

Apply for funds to create a makerspace in a high school.  Learn more at http://www.ctemakeoverchallenge.com/

Latest Activity

Profile IconShelley Nash, Stephanie Rubel, Shari Stack and 1 more joined Teen Tech Week
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Chloe is now a member of Teen Tech Week
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Tommy Martinez posted photos
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Mar 7
Amy Ojserkis replied to Valerie Gilbert's discussion Passive Program
"No pressure to be "super tech-y," teens just like hanging out and trying new things.  Just put out a bunch of stuff, make some fun signs, and they'll like it!  I replied to the HS thread and there are some ideas on that…"
Mar 6
Valerie Gilbert posted a discussion

Passive Program

Any ideas for a TTW passive program? We're a small branch and get a handful of teens.ThanksSee More
Mar 6
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Feb 28
Alexandra Eberle commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Here is our Event in celebration of Teen Tech Week!"
Feb 28
Ashly Roman commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Teen Tech Week BINGO"
Feb 28
Ashly Roman commented on YALSA's page Showcase
"Teen Tech Week 2017"
Feb 28

Encourages teens to visit the library to use all of the great digital resources offered to make a change in their life and community. #TTW17

Perks for TTW Site Members

By joining this site, you're eligible for these benefits & resources:

  • Free digital download of themed posters, bookmarks, and more!
  • Free access to archived webinars and opportunities to participate in an upcoming Teen Tech Week webinar
  • updates about grant opportunities
  • materials from TTW Partners, such as database trials, books and more.

Teen Book Finder Database


Passive Program

Started by Valerie Gilbert in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Mar 6. 1 Reply

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. 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

Tags: school, high

What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title. Last reply by Carla Avitabile Feb 27. 3 Replies

I have always felt that TTW can be many things. So many in fact it can be hard to focus on on aspect or another even when there is a theme. The public library where I work is located in a school…Continue

Open Source Media

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title Feb 6. 0 Replies

Teen Tech Week 2017 includes coding.  If you are looking for coding sites/activities for your programming, check out this article on…Continue

Tags: Coding


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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