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Tweens and Teens

Our vision is for all teens to be independent readers, lifelong learners, and become community leaders.

Tweens and Teens services are an important bridge between childrens’ and adult services. Keep this fun audience involved in libraries and you’ll create lifelong library users.

ICfL is committed to providing information, training, technical assistance, and resources for Idaho libraries and their community partners. Our vision is for all teens to be independent readers, lifelong learners, and become community leaders.

The ICfL Supports these Events for Teens

Teen Read Week

Held annually in October, school and public libraries encourage teens to read. Check out Idaho's programs!

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Teen Tech Week

Held annually in March, this event incorporates technologies teens can't live without into programs and services.

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Creating Makerspaces in public libraries

Make IT at your Library

This project supports “Making” in Idaho libraries by providing training and materials to implement  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)-based learning opportunities for all ages. The project encourages the use of tools and technology to engage patrons in new ways of thinking and creating.

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Teen Related Presentations

Shelley Library Goes High Tech – KIDK News – February 2015

“Make It at the Library” project expands to schools – IdahoEDNews – September 2015

Caldwell Library Teen Maker AFternoons – Idaho Press Tribune – June 2015

Idaho Library Association Annual Conference

Boise, ID – October, 2017

Association of Small and Rural Libraries Conference

Little Rock, AR – October 2, 2015

Presentation

Public Libraries & STEM Conference

Denver, CO – August 20-22, 2015

Summer Summit

Ketchum, ID – July 12-13, 2015

National Maker Faire

Washington, DC – June 12-13, 2015

STEM Innovations Conference

Boise, ID – June 9, 2015

Pittsburgh Children’s Museum

Makerspace Convening
Pittsburgh, PA – January 27-28, 2015

Early Years Conference

Building Young Makers
Boise, ID – October 30, 2014

The Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship: Making an Entrepreneurial City

Louisville, KY – October 16, 2014
Erica Compton – Panelist: Supporting Maker Entrepreneurs

ILA Annual Conference

Making in the Library – Preconference Session
Lewiston, ID – October 1, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton, Sue Walker, Nick Madsen, Nick Grove, and Kim Jones
PPT – pdf version

ARSL Annual Conference

Building Idaho Makers: A Statewide Approach
Tacoma, WA – September 3, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton, Sue Walker, and Morgan Chevalley
PDF Version

PNLA

Building Idaho Makers
Helena, MT – August 15, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton, Sue Walker, and Holly Jackson
PDF Version

Maker Faire Bay Area

Building Idaho Makers: A Statewide Approach
San Mateo, CA: May 18, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton

Institute of Museum and Library Services, Stakeholder Convening: Libraries As Learning Spaces

Rebranding Libraries as Out-Of-School Learning Spaces
San Francisco, CA: May 15, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton

MakerCon 2014

Building Idaho Makers: A Statewide Approach
Oracle Headquarters, Redwood City, CA: May 14, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton

YALSA Webinar

Catapult Your Teens into a Summer of Learning
Virtual: April 17, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton, ICfL and Robin Willard, Chicago Public Library

Handheld Librarian 9

Virtual Webinar: February 27, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton

Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach

IMLS WebWise Conference

Baltimore, MD: February 11, 2014
Presented by Erica Compton
Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach
  • PPT (pdf format)

Innovate American Library Programs Video Conference

Idaho Makerspaces: Engaging Teens Through Making
Virtual: Paris, France October 10, 2013
Presented by Erica Compton, Megan Egbert, and Travis Porter

Idaho Library Association Annual Conference

Nampa, ID: October 3, 2013
Idaho Makerspaces: Engaging Teens with STEAM
Presented by Erica Compton and Sue Walker

Association for Small and Rural Libraries Annual Conference

Omaha, NB: September 26, 2013
Makers and Mentors and More
Presented by Timothy Owens and Travis Porter

Pacific Northwest Library Association Conference

Boise, ID: August 15, 2013
Makerspacing Libraries
Presented by Nick Grove, Travis Porter, and Jennifer Redford
  • PPT pdf
  • Powtoons presentation
  • Meridian Library Maker Program Setup – Timewarped! Watch about 3 hours of setup, programming, and take-down in less than 90 seconds. Makerspaces can be temporary spaces!

Afterschool Alliance Webinar

Build, Create and Innovate: Expanding Access to Maker Programs

Virtual: August 29, 2013
Presented by Erica Compton

2013 ALA Annual Conference

Chicago, IL: June 29, 2013
Make It Idaho: Engaging Teens with STEAM
Presented by Erica Compton, Megan Egbert, and Kate Radford

Boise Mini-Maker Faire

Boise, ID: May 25, 2013 Hacking Idaho
Presented by Erica Compton and Sue Walker
Additional Teen Resources