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Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie Solawetz Nov 21, 2013. 2 Replies

What outcomes are people setting for TTW?  What is it that they want the teens to learn or achieve?  How will that be measured and shared out?  What issues are people experiencing around measuring…Continue

Advocacy & TTW

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tiffany Williams Mar 10. 4 Replies

In what ways are people leveraging TTW as an opportunity to do some advocating for library services for/with teens?  Inviting an elected official to attend a TTW event?  Recruiting a library advocate…Continue

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Incorporating STEM into Your Library and Teen Tech Week

Started this discussion. Last reply by Natalie Couch Nov 14, 2013. 5 Replies

STEM -- Science, Technology, Education, and Math -- is the latest buzzword in education. How does your library incorporate STEM into its offerings? What are some ideas for using Teen Tech Week to…Continue

School Library Programs

Started this discussion. Last reply by 39jt4ldqafyvd Oct 30, 2011. 1 Reply

Let's talk about how you plan to celebrate Teen Tech Week at your school library! Use this space to find and share ideas!Continue

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Sandy DiCicco replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"At the East Hartford Public Library in East Hartford, CT, we celebrated Teen Tech Week with three programs. We started with string wrapped earbuds - I saw this project on Pinterest and thought I would use some of the earbuds we had for sale at the…"
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Tiffany Williams replied to YALSA's discussion Advocacy & TTW
"It's Teen Tech Week! Make sure that you (or a volunteer) take tons of pictures at your events and get testimonials from the teens that participate! Testimonials can be written, typed, emailed, or recorded (audio or video). Have teens talk about…"
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Amy K Marshall replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"We started our 3D Printer build and hit a snag with two of the bearings! Oh, no! Here's hoping we can get new ones from Airwolf quickly! ^__^"
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Tiffany Williams replied to YALSA's discussion Advocacy & TTW
"Just like any kind of programming, advocacy efforts should have a specific goal in mind. Spend some time thinking about what outcomes you would like to see from your efforts. A few ideas that will help you get started: Higher attendance at…"
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Mark Your Calendars for 2014 Teen Tech Week!

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

We'll celebrate the 2014 Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15 with the theme DIY @ your library.  Check back to this page in November 2013 for a wealth of resources to help you plan your 2014 celebration!

Happy Teen Tech Week from @your library The Campaign for America's Libraries

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 10:24am 0 Comments

Time to Check in @ your library and check out the outstanding technology they offer like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and online homework help.

What's your favorite thing to check out when you Check in @ your library!

Submit your answer at http://atyourlibrary.org/happy-teen-tech-week for a chance to win a $25 iTunes gift card. Open to library lovers of all ages. Contest will remain open until noon…


New Report from Pew on Teens & Technology

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 9:44am 0 Comments

Pew released a new teens & technlogy report on March 13, 2013:


You can also read the YALSAblog post about it:


Free Webinar about Building Partnerships to Create Interactive Teen Spaces

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 4:03pm 0 Comments

In recognition of Teen Tech Week, the Afterschool Alliance will moderate a free webinar focused on how libraries—in partnership with youth-serving organizations—can be key allies in providing innovative and digitally-rich programming for teens.

With support from the MacArthur Foundation and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), thirty libraries and museums throughout the country are working…


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Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Longview Public LIbrary

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Jan E.V.W. Hanson, Youth Services Librarian, Longview Public LibraryProject Name: Raspberry Pi CampProject Description: Raspberry Pi Camp will introduce this credit…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Amy K. Marshall, Craig Public Library

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Amy K. Marshall at The Craig Public LibraryProject Name: New Dimensions in DYI -- Let’s Build a 3D Printer!Project Description: Starting Saturday, March 8th, teens from…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OregonProject Name: Raspberry Pi DayProject Description: Raspberry Pi Day will be a hands-on…Continue

Teen Tech Week Grant Winner: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch

Started by Tiffany Williams in Sample Title Mar 16. 0 Replies

Name & Name of Library: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County (NJ) Library SystemProject Name: Exploring Arduino Project Description: A beginner’s course in open source Arduino…Continue


TTW Posts from YALSABlog

Self-Directed Programs: Scavenger Hunts

An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the “unfamiliar” bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your “kids” tend to congregate to one particular area- whether it’s your teen space, … Continue reading

Teen Tech Week: Self-Directed Contests

I am completely in love with self-directed contests. Also known as passive programming (which always leads my superiors to think that there is NO thought or work involved at all, which is not true), these self-directed contests get teens involved … Continue reading

TTW: Start with What You’ve Got

Feel less than tech savvy? Concerned that you are not techie enough to pull off a Teen Tech week program? Well, don’t be! While it is fantastic to have the double bonus of offering coding or robotics during Teen Tech … Continue reading



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