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
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
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
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
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