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What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carla Avitabile 13 hours ago. 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

School Libaries

Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Klein Mar 3, 2016. 3 Replies

Many of us in the public library sector are always looking for ways to partner with public schools. Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to make those connections. We all have a similar mission, and that…Continue

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Carla Avitabile replied to Carla Avitabile's discussion What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?
"TTW can be a difficult time to plan programing especially if it doesn't fall on Spring break. Passive programs are the way to go! Nice one."
13 hours ago
Carla Avitabile replied to Karen Abraham's discussion Successful High School Programs
"Great programs, even in the Bay area "the kids" like to check out the old tech. I asked some Bay Area Teen Librarians what they were doing for teen tech week and one of the librarian's said her teens specifically asked for a vintage…"
13 hours ago
Kimee Reed replied to Carla Avitabile's discussion What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?
"I really like this idea!"
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Veronica Rainwater replied to Carla Avitabile's discussion What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?
"We at Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green, Kentucky have created the Source of Change Challenge!  The intention is to inspire children to create a project at home that increases efficiency or betters the community.  For example:…"
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What are your planning for your public library for TTW 2017?

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 district where there are no school librarians. For that reason I usually focus on research/database use/promotion. In past years we have had some self directed scavenger hunts that have been pretty successful. As a way to integrate the TTW theme I am going to create a teen patron survey/quiz that helps…See More
Jan 2
Katie Klein replied to Carla Avitabile's discussion School Libaries
"I'm a high school librarian in Maine doing TTW for the first time. We're having a 3D design & printing workshop after school on Thursday. We made a poster on Canva. The middle school library and public libraries in our district are…"
Mar 3, 2016
Carla Avitabile replied to Carla Avitabile's discussion School Libaries
"One thing I have learned working with the library clerks in the USD where I work is that there is a desire for programing but not a lot of time. It isn't easy to schedule time after school hours, so many programs have to happen during lunch. It…"
Dec 26, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to YALSA's discussion Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas
"Usually I like to focus on the libraries remote services by having a digital scavenger hunt or a digital bingo. However since libraries are for making, and we all like to have programs where all teens can leave with something in hand here is a low…"
Dec 26, 2014
Carla Avitabile posted a discussion

School Libaries

Many of us in the public library sector are always looking for ways to partner with public schools. Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to make those connections. We all have a similar mission, and that is seeing youth succeed, as well as connecting them with resources they may not have access to through their school library. Many public libraries, especially those in urban settings offer great remote technologies such as databases, and ebooks that public schools are frequently not able to afford.…See More
Nov 28, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"There are many ways to do a QR code scavenger hunt. I did a pretty straight forward one for my teens 2 years ago; and have attached the document so you can see if that would fit your needs/time frame. Also see the post below from Christie, I love…"
Feb 18, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I am not sure what databases/digital services you have at your library or how they are organized on your web pages but here are some of the questions: 1) What resource would you use if you wanted to find literary criticism about Alice Walker? (Hint:…"
Feb 12, 2014
Carla Avitabile replied to Kelly Scherer's discussion Prizes & Displays
"I don't think it is too simple. When I have theme parties I usually get together prizes ranging from  books to Pocky. Sometimes I will have a $15 movie gift card but everyone will just go for the Pocky. In fact when people start to get…"
Nov 25, 2013
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"One great inexpensive way to make tech cozies is to make them out of spent mountain bike tire tubes. You can usually get these free from your local bike shop. Then you just cut the tubes in half along the length, and wash (tubes have a chalky…"
Nov 24, 2013

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Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis 13 hours ago. 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 13 hours ago. 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

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Hi-Res TTW Logos

Started by Marisa Eytalis in Sample Title. Last reply by Marisa Eytalis Jan 27. 2 Replies

Hi all! How do we obtain high res versions of the TTW logos? Our marketing department is refusing to use the low res ones for our print materials. They require that all images be a minimum of 300…Continue

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