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Teen Tech Week March 6-12, 2016

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Robey Memorial Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 6-12, 2016. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, Create It @ your library®.” Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) 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 technology, especially they types offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.  

“Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Cate St. Clair, Robey Memorial Library Director. “Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing digital literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy.”

Teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Tech Week. Robey Memorial Library staff hopes to attract a wide variety of teenagers and increase teen technology literacy locally by offering special displays, technology booklists, tech links on the website: www.waukon.lib.ia.us/teens/ttw & tech related activities.

Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For an updated list of sponsors and supporting organizations, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek. For more information on teen programs at Robey Memorial Library contact us at (563) 568-4424 or robeymemorial@waukon.lib.ia.us.