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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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
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
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
An amazing way to get your tweens and teens to know the â€œunfamiliarâ€ bits of your library is to do self-directed scavenger hunts. You know that your â€œkidsâ€ 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 →