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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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Teen Tech Week @ ECHS

Started by Stacie Maples in Sample Title Mar 8. 0 Replies

Our Kids "creating" in the library this week.…Continue

Teen Tech Week: All month long

Started by Ashly Roman in Uncategorized. Last reply by Ashly Roman Mar 8. 2 Replies

The Reading Public Library, Teen Loft located in Reading, PA will be celebrating TTW all month long.  Program include Tech Tuesday coding program from Code.org and a partnership with Girls Who…Continue

Tags: Who, Code, Code.org, Girs, Coding

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by merry cooper Mar 7. 55 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

Moses Greeley Parker Library in Dracut, MA

Started by Christine Radzik in Sample Title Mar 3. 0 Replies

Our Teen Tech Week program is mainly do it yourself stuff.We have Creative Minds on  Monday and Wednesday with coloring, zentangling, crossword puzzles, suduko, Color by number pages and Playing card…Continue


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Teen Tech Week is finally here! “Libraries are for Creating” is a good theme for to introducing teens to Steampunk. Steampunk is not “punk” at all; the science fiction author, K.W. Jeter made up the word in the 1980’s. Think of it as science fiction meets Victorian Age. Jeter coined… Continue reading

Teen Tech Week: 9 Activities for Creating at Your Library

This year’s Teen Tech Week theme, “Libraries are for Creating,” highlights how teens can combine technology and creativity to create some truly unique products.  The ideas and resources here make for great program activities this Teen Tech Week and any time of the year. Paper Circuits This low-tech, low-cost project… Continue reading

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



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