Laurie Solawetz
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  • Monroe, WI
  • United States
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Laurie Solawetz replied to YALSA's discussion Public Library Programs
"Hello Library friends, Is anyone doing food/snacks with teens during TTW? If so what are you doing? How are you incorporating this, "Brownies and Books" etc.? Ideas? I'm on a budget as many of you are, and when we have snacks I get 40…"
Jan 22
Laurie Solawetz replied to YALSA's discussion Outcomes & Evaluations
"I look at it as  a learning process for both the teens and the library staff. Teens are great at innovation and helping others when it comes to technology. Teens love to show others what they know about ipads, cell phones, games on the computer…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz replied to Kelly Scherer's discussion Prizes & Displays
"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…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz replied to Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
"Our Teens recently got into the art of book sculptures. Creating usable art from old books and magazines. We are starting simple with magazines and creating Christmas Trees. Try this site for other ideas as well.…"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz liked Donna Block's discussion Low-Tech, No-Tech Programs
Nov 21, 2013
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"Love the Amazing Audio Books list for young adults 2013!"
Nov 21, 2013
Laurie Solawetz is now a member of Teen Tech Week
Nov 19, 2013

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Library/School Name
Monroe Public Library
City
Monroe
State/Province
Wisconsin

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Teen Tech Week 2015 Program Ideas

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

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Sandy DiCicco Mar 15. 30 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

Advocacy & TTW

Started by YALSA in Sample Title. Last reply by Tiffany Williams Mar 10. 4 Replies

In what ways are people leveraging TTW as an opportunity to do some advocating for library services for/with teens?  Inviting an elected official to attend a TTW event?  Recruiting a library advocate…Continue

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Digital Citizenship

Started by Karen Lemmons in Sample Title. Last reply by Karen Lemmons Mar 9. 1 Reply

Digital Citizenship, in addition to learning cool technology tools, is important to share with our teens.  Some of the award recipients are modeling appropriate digital citizenship behaviors in their…Continue

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TTW Posts from YALSABlog

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 →

TTW: Start with What You've Got

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 →

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