Check In At Your Library - Teen Tech Week 2013
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.
There is a lot going on at JCPL for Teen Tech Week this year. Check out what can happen to you if you check-in at your local library -- in person or online.
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, March 11-16, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to check out items from the Jasper County Public Library during the week and enter their name in a drawing for prizes at the Rensselaer Library. Prizes awarded at the DeMotte and Wheatfield Library will be a $20 gift card to Gamestop, and will also be awarded to a lucky winner at the end of the week.
Also, use Foursquare or Facebook to check in at one of the three JCPL locations, or give us a positive comment on Twitter, and redeem that check in for a unique and collectible prize.
Other programs held in conjunction with Teen Tech Week at JCPL include:
---Rensselaer Library: Just Dance; think you have all the moves? Find out on March 12, 4-5 pm, open to grades 6-12, registration required, and Teen Movie, rated PG and features John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, March 15 @ 3:30 pm, no registration required
---Wheatfield Library: Wii Gaming Program, March 11, 6-7 pm. Teens are also invited to experiment with the library’s IPAD, Nook & Kindle. Refreshments will be served; open to grades 6-12, registration required
---DeMotte Library: DIY Distressed Jeans, March 12, 4-5 pm; open to grades 6-12, bring along a pair of jeans and create a distressed style using a fabric marker, sandpaper and x-acto knife, registration required; Teen Texting Competition, March 13, 5-6 pm; may the best texter win! Open to grades 6-12, registration preferred
For more information visit or call the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881, the Wheatfield Library at 956-3774 or the DeMotte Library at 987-2221.
Also, check out YALSA's Fabulous Films For Young Adults 2013: Survival movie list and check our catalog -- we have most of these films!
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.