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Teen Tech Week: Thinking Ahead

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Every time my library wraps up a big program I think about how I should take five or ten minutes to note what improvements and tweaks I want to make the next time.  Of course, I usually get busy working on whatever the next big thing is and don’t get around to it.  I have been intrigued by a lot of cool possibilities for next year, so I’m thinking it is not too early to consider what form your programs might take for Teen Tech Week 2014.…


Using Tablets and Tech for Teen Tech Week

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 7:19am 0 Comments

There are many ways to use tablets in library settings and Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to try some of these out.  A few of the ways are somewhat obvious.  There are fun and educational apps to use in various ways during teen programs, some libraries have been able to loan out tablets and others are…


Thinking Ahead to Teen Tech Week 2013

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 9:19am 0 Comments

Welcome to the website for Teen Tech Week 2013!  Teen Tech Week is coming up quickly, March 10th through March 16th, so what are some important things to be thinking of now?

Besides planning your programming for Teen Tech Week this is a great time to advocate for teen services at your library.  Special programs like TTW help highlight the successful programs and services you do…


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TTW 2016

Started by Brandy Walton in Sample Title. Last reply by YALSA 34 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Is there a theme for 2016 yet? Trying to plan ahead. :)Continue

Tabletop TTT Teasers to introduce inspiring teen tech entrepreneurs

Started by Sheri Levasseur in Sample Title. Last reply by Cheryl Griebenow Mar 9. 1 Reply

I just finished making a handful of 5x7 teen tech entrepeneur bios complete with # and handles for teens to follow for more info. I also included reminders to take our HS engineering classes. I will…Continue

Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Lauren Regenhardt Mar 9. 6 Replies

Please share your ideas on program ideas for the 2015 theme.Continue

TTW Ideas

Started by Lisa Crutchfield in Sample Title. Last reply by Rebecca Ekstrom Mar 4. 7 Replies

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


TTW Posts from YALSABlog

How are you preparing for Teen Tech Week?

Teen Tech Week is right around the corner and we all know that it takes a ton of planning to make this short week awesome. We also know that not all of our teens geek out with the techy stuff. How do you geek out for teen tech week when your teens aren't really interested? Read More →

Self-Directed Programs: Scavenger Hunts

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 →

Teen Tech Week: Self-Directed Contests

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 →



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