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Teen Tech Week 2016

Teens really became creative today at Brooklyn Public Library's Arlington Branch with the throwies. One teen made a flower that also serves…

Started by Barbara Holland in Uncategorized

4 Mar 25, 2016
Reply by Rosanne North-Jack

School Libaries

Many of us in the public library sector are always looking for ways to partner with public schools. Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to mak…

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title

3 Mar 3, 2016
Reply by Katie Klein

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.

Started by YALSA in Sample Title

8 Mar 2, 2016
Reply by Rebecca Webb

Coding Camp for TTW 2016

Greetings from the frozen north! Here in Fairbanks, AK we are preparing for Teen Tech Week in a big way! I was lucky enough to receive the…

Started by Rebecca Webb in Sample Title

0 Mar 2, 2016

TTW Ideas

We are a rural library, with a large patron population of homeschoolers. Many of them come to our library to do their online work, so doing…

Started by Lisa Crutchfield in Sample Title

9 Mar 2, 2016
Reply by Ashly Roman

Games systems for teens to use.

We just received a couple of game systems. We have never had them before. Any tips on how to handle having the game systems out during one…

Started by Angelica Torres in Sample Title

3 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Thom Paul

self-directed activity ideas ?

We have a few very sizable week-long programs planned but are still looking for something that we can leave out all week long. Thoughts? I…

Started by Mollie Mulligan in Sample Title

3 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Thom Paul

"Gaming" at the Library

This year our library system is turning the library into a video game for Teen Tech Week! This passive program involves a sheet like the on…

Started by Aaron Volner in Sample Title

6 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Thom Paul

Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

I just finished making a handful of 5x7 teen tech entrepeneur bios complete with # and handles for teens to follow for more info. I also in…

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title

4 Feb 29, 2016
Reply by Thom Paul

Our Teen Tech Week

As a second year Teacher Librarian, I am very excited to share with you the events we have planned during Teen Tech Week. A film showing of…

Started by Cathy Pope-Gotschall in Sample Title

0 Feb 22, 2016


Encourage teens to take advantage of all the great digital tools offered through the library to become content creators! #TTW18


What are Your Plans for TTW 2018?

Started by Kylie Peters in Sample Title on Saturday. 0 Replies

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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