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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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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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Empowering Teens With Hashtags

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dawn Abron Nov 14, 2016. 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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18 Days of Teen Tech Week Programming

Posted on March 9, 2017 at 9:23am 0 Comments

Day #18-FB Profiles

Phew, we made it and here the last idea for your last minute TTW passive programming.

Have your teens change their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat profile picture to reflect their cause.  They can hold up a hashtag in their pic, hold up a book, or showcase their artwork.  Have them encourage their friends to take a stand and change their profiles pics.

I hope everyone has had a great…


18 Days of Teen Tech Week Programming

Posted on March 8, 2017 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Day #17: Share Your Stories

Most of your teens are probably on Instagram and Snapchat and chances are they share stories.  Stories allows users to use a series of photos and videos to tell a message.

For a passive program, have teens choose a cause.  For subsequent photos or videos they can hold up hashtags, state why they are standing up for their cause, tips, hotline phone numbers/websites for additional assistance, books, artwork, etc.  Make…


18 Days of Teen Tech Week Programming

Posted on March 7, 2017 at 10:51am 0 Comments

Day #16: Post its for Change

Teen Tech is in full swing and if you are looking for a quick passive idea that doesn't cost anything, go and raid your supply closet!

Set out a bunch of Post its of all sizes, shapes, and colors and ask teens to draw a picture of change or write a message/poem/hashtag of change.  Then stick them all over your teen room, YA collection, or your library.  You can even spell out a word or create a picture with the Post…


18 Days of Teen Tech Week Programming

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 8:12am 0 Comments

Day #15: Chalk Art Gallery

It's been unseasonably warm so why not take Teen Tech Week outside.  Simply have teens choose a cause, supply chalk, and have teens promote their cause outside of the library.  Take pictures and post to social media.…


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Passive Program

Started by Valerie Gilbert in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Mar 6. 1 Reply

Any ideas for a TTW passive program? We're a small branch and get a handful of teens.ThanksContinue

Successful High School Programs

Started by Karen Abraham in Sample Title. Last reply by Amy Ojserkis Feb 27. 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 Feb 27. 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

Tags: Coding


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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