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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


First year doing TTW.  If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.  I do have an idea about having student in the National Honor S…

Started by Carla Stoll in Sample Title

1 Jan 21, 2014
Reply by Christy

Pis Anyone?

Anyone out there doing anything with the Raspberry Pis? Or something similar? I have $ to get some, and I'm hoping to launch them during Te…

Started by Christie Gibrich in Sample Title

2 Jan 15, 2014
Reply by Michelle L. Chrzanowski

Self Directed Displays

Have you ever done a QR display for your library? How did it go? Did you make it a scavenger hunt or just a learning experience?

Started by Christie Gibrich in Uncategorized

1 Jan 13, 2014
Reply by Lisa Williams


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


VRP Program Ends

Started by Kelly Dennison in Sample Title Jul 9. 0 Replies

We had a wonderful Vocational Reading Program here in Meigs, GA.  We had a lot fun but getting ready for back to school again.  Just wondering how the other libraries are feeling about their…Continue

Teen Tech Week: Lego WeDo 2.0

Started by Ruma Gonzales in Sample Title Mar 21. 0 Replies

Learn how to make the rover and program it using an iPad to respond to sensors and make sounds and different color LED lights. It is a 4-week session. Supplies will be provided. Limited space.Continue

Teen Tech Week @ ECHS

Started by Stacie Maples in Sample Title Mar 8. 0 Replies

Our Kids "creating" in the library this week.…Continue


TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Teen Tech Week: Four Steampunk Ideas

Teen Tech Week is finally here! “Libraries are for Creating” is a good theme for to introducing teens to Steampunk. Steampunk is not “punk” at all; the science fiction author, K.W. Jeter made up the word in the 1980’s. Think of it as science fiction meets Victorian Age. Jeter coined… Continue reading

Teen Tech Week: 9 Activities for Creating at Your Library

This year’s Teen Tech Week theme, “Libraries are for Creating,” highlights how teens can combine technology and creativity to create some truly unique products.  The ideas and resources here make for great program activities this Teen Tech Week and any time of the year. Paper Circuits This low-tech, low-cost project… Continue reading

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



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