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. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library.
Registration is now closed, as all available supplies have been depleted!
The first 60 libraries registering to hold an event and agreeing to complete a summary will receive:
- The Green Screen Makerspace Project Book by Todd Burleson
- Makerspace Sound and Music Projects for All Ages by Isaac & Mary Glendening
- Set of 3D Snap Circuits 3D Illumination Electronics Discovery Kit
- receive books & Snap Circuits from ICfL before March 1, 2018
- hold a TTW library event for teens or tweens anytime in March
- submit summary of activities/evaluation report before April 8, 2018
Only publicly-funded school and public libraries are eligible to apply.
This Teen Tech Week program is made possible through funding from The Institute for Libraries and Museums (IMLS).
Visit the YALSA website for additional resources.
Contact Sue Walker for more information.
Funding for this program is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, under a provision of the Library Services and Technology Act