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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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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
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
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
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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Public Library Programs

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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

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

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School Libaries

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title Nov 28. 0 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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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, a place with the most comfortable chairs or a low table for card gaming, or Read More →

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 because they are: drawn into the library by the contest itself ask the staff questions Read More →

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 Week (March 9-15)' the reality is that many of us do not have the skills, budgets, Read More →

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