"It's Teen Tech Week! Make sure that you (or a volunteer) take tons of pictures at your events and get testimonials from the teens that participate! Testimonials can be written, typed, emailed, or recorded (audio or video). Have teens talk about…"
"Just like any kind of programming, advocacy efforts should have a specific goal in mind. Spend some time thinking about what outcomes you would like to see from your efforts. A few ideas that will help you get started:
Higher attendance at…"
"When advocating for teens, it's important that you go where they are. Reach out to both teens and adults that work with them. For this, you can talk to the local schools and see if they would be willing to let you hang a poster in the library,…"
"Now is the time to start publicizing for Teen Tech Week! If you haven't already done so, reach out to local media sources. The easiest thing to do is have them list your programs in their events section. You may also want to write something…"
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
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
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 →
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 →