"I provide snacks, but I only give them a snack bag of chips and a soft drink or capri sun. I generally do not give them more unless I do a game which requires a lot of moving... For instance I did a Just Dance Wii night which I bought…"
"You could always consider doing some of the low tech ideas on one of the boards. If you have any computers available to use (we are lucky enough to have a computer lab) you could use Animoto to create book trailers for free. Or do some…"
"I am going to have my teens create a book trailer for their favorite books using Animoto. You can create free 30 second videos using this. Its a great way to incorporate technology and books. I will also raffle off some prizes (we…"
We are a rural library, with a large patron population of homeschoolers. Many of them come to our library to do their online work, so doing TTW will be a challenge and very exciting thing. Not being…Continue
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
An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the â€œunfamiliarâ€ bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your â€œkidsâ€ 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 →
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 →
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 →