Each March the library celebrates our teen patrons and technology with a special week of events in conjunction with YALSA, the YA branch of the American Library Association.
Stop by the library this month and check out the special events for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14. Each library will be offering something and this year’s theme is Libraries are for Making…..
DeMotte Library is celebrating it with a Silly Selfies contest—teens in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit a silly selfie. Winners will be announced March 16th.
Wheatfield Library is celebrating it with a Trivia Crack program on Tuesday, March 10th from 6-7pm, teens in grades 6-12—how well do you know your trivia?—refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Wheatfield Library is also inviting teens in grades 6-12 to celebrate Teen Tech Week by entering the Wheatfield Library’s Instagram photo contest! Just post a unique picture of yourself and your favorite book and post any time between March 1 and March 14, hashtag #TTW2015.
Rensselaer Library is celebrating the week by having a Photo Editing contest—teens in grades 6-12 are invited to edit a photo to make it look surreal or unbelievable. All entries will be posted in the Teen Room, winners will be announced on March 16th.
Rensselaer Library will also celebrate by inviting teens in grades 6-12 to create a Flip Book on March 9th from 4-5pm—all materials will be provided, and registration is required.
Teens are also invited to attend the Overdrive e-book class on Wednesday, March 11th at 6pm—learn how to download books to your device.
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About Teen Tech Week
Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association  and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames.