Blog posts in Tweens and Teens

Teen Read Week activities

School and public libraries celebrated Teen Read Week during October with a variety of activities and events.  Some libraries built on YALSA's "Get Away @ your library" theme by challenging teens to share their dream get away from a book in any media they found appropriate.  Teens submitted their ideas via Facebook, PowerPoint, sculpture, and videos.  All of the  submis

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Teen Tech Week 2015

Libraries from all over Idaho celebrated Teen Tech Week during March.  Participating school and public libraries submitted their favorite teen projects highlighting the theme "Libraries are for making..." Teens interpreted this year's theme in diverse ways as evidenced by the creative entries.

More Press for Make It at the Library

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Idaho's Make It at the Library program through Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) continues to garner regional, state, and national attention.

Idaho's New Afterschool Network

We are excited to announce the establishment of the Idaho Afterschool Network (IAN), a statewide network of out-of-school and summer program providers. After eight years, thanks to the vision and

Ten New Libraries Join the Make It at the Library Project!

Make It at the Library- the Commission's project to implement makerspaces in public libraries across Idaho had another successful and exciting year in 2014. Each of the six new libraries and returning five libraries embraced "making" and pushed the boundaries of programming with tweens and teens.

Public Libraries Nurture Entrepreneurship

Erica Compton on a panel discussing the role of the maker movement on entreprene

by Erica Compton, project coordinator

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Taking the science fair out of the auditorium and into cyberspace - FREE Student Competition

As I was trolling the web for all things STEAM, I came across a competition I had not seen before. As I read more about the challenge, I discovered how it fit so well with our Make it at the Library project's mission and philosphy. This is what the website says about the challenge:

Turn Dreams into Books with Teen Read Week 2014!

Attention public and school library staff!

Help your teens and tweens Turn Dreams Into Reality during Teen Read Week 2014, October 12-18.

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Idaho libraries fuse Teen Tech Week and the maker movement

This year libraries are celebrating Teen Tech Week, March 9–15, with a “DIY @ your library” theme. More than 60 Idaho public and school libraries will offer teens an opportunity to extend learning beyond the classroom—where they can explore, create, and share content.'s picture

Favorite Literary Couples of 2013

The following was published in February's issue of The Scoop...