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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

0 Jan 5, 2016

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


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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