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Started this discussion. Last reply by Katie Klein Mar 3. 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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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
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
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"I had the same problem when I did the QR Code Scavenger Hunt. Not enough of my kids had/have smart phones. This year I am going to do a paper scavenger hunt that takes the teens on a tour of our remote services. This allows everyone to participate…"
Nov 24, 2013
Carla Avitabile replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"My addition to Low-Tech No-Tech is flip books. I know you think really but like marshmallow catapults (another good low tech- no tech program where a teen once said "I can't believe you keep a bunch of high school kids occupied with this…"
Nov 21, 2013
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Empowering Teens With Hashtags

Started by Dawn Abron in Sample Title. Last reply by Dawn Abron Nov 14. 2 Replies

What social awareness programs have you done at your library? What hashtags did you use to spread the word?Continue

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Appy Hour

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At my library, our teen love the Cream & Sugar photo app.  It resembles old timey photo…Continue

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Donation Letter--Urgent

Started by Terrialynn Cannon in Sample Title Apr 4. 0 Replies

To Whom It May Concern:We are hosting our Teen Tech Week on April 18-22 at New Brunswick High School. We already line up some speakers for this event. We want to have a prize drawing each night. For…Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rosanne North-Jack Mar 25. 40 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

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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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