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 1.5% of pre-tax earn­ings to non­profit orga­ni­za­tions across the United States. Best Buy believes that access to tech­nol­ogy equals access to oppor­tu­nity. To that end, the company sup­ports com­mu­nity orga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide teens access to oppor­tu­ni­ties to develop 21st cen­tury skills that tech­nol­ogy can pro­vide; fuel­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of inno­va­tors.

From now through Jan. 1, 2014, YALSA members can apply for one of ten TTW Mini Grants worth $1,000 each via this online form.  Funding is generously provided by Best Buy.  Extend Teen Tech Week beyond March by applying to be the host of a two day Tech Camp with Best Buy's Geek Squad Academy!  Learn more, or apply by Feb. 28th, 2014 at

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


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

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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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