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2017 National Spokesperson

YALSA is happy to announce Gene Luen Yang as the 2017 National Spokesperson for Teen Tech Week! Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn… View »

Logo Use Guidelines

Teen Tech Week™ Logo Use Guidelines: Libraries & other Not-for-Profits:YALSA grants permission to libraries and other nonprofits to use the Teen Tech Week™ mark and logo in conjunction with thei… View »

TTW Digital Downloads

Teen Tech Week 2018 posters, bookmarks, and more! Digital downloads are available to members of this Teen Tech Week ning community. Register here to become an online community member for free. Theme… View »

Making in the Library Toolkit

The Making in the Library toolkit provides materials and resources for professional development, outreach, collections, and programs to successfully integrate the Maker mindset into programs and serv… View »

Easy Advocacy

Have a few key talking points prepared about the importance of your library and the benefits it has for your teens, and use them in your daily interactions with the public both inside and outside th… View »

Grants & Funding

YALSA will distribute grants of $1,000 each to encourage outstanding Teen Tech Week activities by providing financial assistance, while recognizing YALSA members for excellent library services for an… View »

National Partner

YALSA's is pleased to work with the Best Buy Children's Foundation as the National Partner for Teen Tech Week 2014.  Best Buy and the Best Buy Children’s Foundation annu­ally donate up to… View »


Check out the following Teen Tech Week related events!  Check back often for updates! Google Code-in, Nov. 28, 2017 - Jan 17, 2018 Hour of Code, Dec. 4 - 10, 2017 February 22, 2018: Digital L… View »


A division of the American Library Association, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand… View »


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

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to reenvision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

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



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