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TTW 2016

Is there a theme for 2016 yet? Trying to plan ahead. :)

Started by Brandy Walton in Sample Title

5 Oct 6, 2015
Reply by YALSA

Free webinars

 Are the webinars archived? and where? Thanks

Started by Coleen Stretten in Sample Title

5 Mar 2, 2015
Reply by YALSA

Let's talk about FAIL...

A new way of looking at the word FAIL is to define it as "first attempt in learning."  Failure is part of life and it is especially a part…

Started by Jaina Lewis in Sample Title

0 Nov 25, 2014

Advocacy & TTW

In what ways are people leveraging TTW as an opportunity to do some advocating for library services for/with teens?  Inviting an elected of…

Started by YALSA in Sample Title

4 Mar 10, 2014
Reply by Tiffany Williams

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship, in addition to learning cool technology tools, is important to share with our teens.  Some of the award recipients are…

Started by Karen Lemmons in Sample Title

1 Mar 9, 2014
Reply by Karen Lemmons

Popular Teen Apps

According to a Forbes article,, students…

Started by Karen Lemmons in Uncategorized

0 Mar 9, 2014

Awesome low-cost things for 2014

Hi! What wondering things are you doing for 2014 that are low cost/no cost? I'm planning a self/directed (passive program) around a display…

Started by Christie Gibrich in Uncategorized

1 Mar 9, 2014
Reply by Jane Matthews

Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs

So, how are you supposed to celebrate Teen Tech Week if you don't have access to the latest technologies?One program that my library has be…

Started by Donna Block in Uncategorized

28 Feb 18, 2014
Reply by Carla Avitabile

CREATECH: Take It and Make It Big: Leveraging Partnerships for Teen Tech Week Webinar Materials

I cannot seem to find the recording or supplementary for the webinar. Would someone please provide links to this material? It would be grea…

Started by John Gillette in Sample Title

1 Feb 18, 2014
Reply by YALSA

Prizes & Displays

What are some good DIY themed items that would make good prizes?  What sort of displays around the DIY them are folks planning, either on t…

Started by Kelly Scherer in Sample Title

10 Feb 11, 2014
Reply by Kelly


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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