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Teen Tech Week March 5-11, 2017

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Robey Memorial Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week™ March 5-11, 2017. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, “Be the Source of Change” to raise awareness about how Robey Memorial creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

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 the 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.  

Cate St. Clair, Director, feels that "Getting teens into libraries is essential. Offering access to computers, and online homework help is important, and letting them know that we can help educate them on how to use these resources will get them in the door. Once they’re in the door, we can show teens that with technology at the library, anything is possible.”

Teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Tech Week. Robey Memorial Library hopes to attract a wide variety of teenagers and increase teen technology literacy locally by offering a series of programs including: a QR Code scavenger hunt and other puzzles & activities to engage teens in the library! Contact Robey Memorial Library for more information: (563) 568-4424 or www.waukon.lib.ia us.

Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek.