"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…"
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
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
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 →