What are some good DIY themed items that would make good prizes? What sort of displays around the DIY them are folks planning, either on their web site or in the library? Share your ideas here!Continue
"I usually hand out candy/snacks and books as prizes and they love the food. They're always looking for some kind of snack!
As for a display I'm going to have a book display with tech/DIY related books and hanging around the entrance of the…"
"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…"
"I know this sounds too simple but, teens enjoy snacks, like small candy bars, lunch box cookie packs, coupon to the local deli, ice cream shop or candy shop. Teens I work with are always hungry.
I've put together artsy bags too. Just a…"
"For most of our activities they will have to come up with some sort of information which suggests they did the challenge. (Our bingo is a mix of low and high tech.) Ex: Play song #5 on the tape, write the first line. or Find the TTW…"
"We'll be initialing the bingo sheets as they complete each task so this will promote participating in this program while in the library. As an example, one of the tasks is visiting our Teen Page, so they would simply show us they are visiting…"
"Mollie and Donna, thanks for your suggestions. I spoke with my Head Librarian and we've decided earbud headphones would be a good prize considering how many kids ask if we have any spares.
As for some of the bingo square ideas, I wanted to get…"
What are some good DIY themed items that would make good prizes? What sort of displays around the DIY them are folks planning, either on their web site or in the library? Share your ideas here!See More
Name & Name of Library: Amy K. Marshall at The Craig Public LibraryProject Name: New Dimensions in DYI -- Let’s Build a 3D Printer!Project Description: Starting Saturday, March 8th, teens from…Continue
Name & Name of Library: Kristen Curé and LuCinda Gustavson, Springfield Public Library, Springfield, OregonProject Name: Raspberry Pi DayProject Description: Raspberry Pi Day will be a hands-on…Continue
Name & Name of Library: Caroline Aversano, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County (NJ) Library SystemProject Name: Exploring Arduino Project Description: A beginner’s course in open source Arduino…Continue
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 →
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 →