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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


Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by merry cooper Feb 12. 48 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

What are Your Plans for TTW 2018?

Started by Kylie Peters in Sample Title Jan 20. 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

Passive Program

Started by Valerie Gilbert in Sample Title. Last reply by Kylie Peters Jan 20. 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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