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, 2014
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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Monroe Public Library

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QR code challenge Teen Treasure Hunt

Posted on March 4, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

I found this unique link to creating a QR code Treasure Hunt. This is something new to me and putting myself out there to give it a try. I made up questions and it's super easy. just follow the instructions. I'm working on downloading an app on the Ipad to use and get students to do the same. Then we can work together on the codes for the treasure hunt. The QR reader recommendations are for I-Nigma, NeoReader or Kaywa to a device to scan the codes.  You print off the QR codes which…


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Donation Letter--Urgent

Started by Terrialynn Cannon in Sample Title Apr 4. 0 Replies

To Whom It May Concern:We are hosting our Teen Tech Week on April 18-22 at New Brunswick High School. We already line up some speakers for this event. We want to have a prize drawing each night. For…Continue

Public Library Programs

Started by YALSA in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rosanne North-Jack Mar 25. 40 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

Teen Tech Week 2016

Started by Barbara Holland in Uncategorized. Last reply by Rosanne North-Jack Mar 25. 4 Replies

Teens really became creative today at Brooklyn Public Library's Arlington Branch with the throwies. One teen made a flower that also serves as a writing pen that will light up. Another teen created a…Continue

Tags: Teens, Week, Tech, Teen

School Libaries

Started by Carla Avitabile in Sample Title. Last reply by Katie Klein Mar 3. 3 Replies

Many of us in the public library sector are always looking for ways to partner with public schools. Teen Tech Week is a perfect time to make those connections. We all have a similar mission, and that…Continue


TTW Posts from YALSABlog

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

Create it at Your Library: Preparing for Teen Tech Week 2016

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

Teen Creative Writing & Art Contest for Teen Tech Week

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



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