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Teen Tech Week March 4-9, 2019

Libraries are for making futures during Teen Tech Week™ 2019

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Robey Memorial Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week™ March 4-9, 2019. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating Teen Tech Week™ 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 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. "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 a series of programs including:

  • Book displays
  • Try It! Activity, including technology related challenges
  • Pixel Painter & Cryptography Challenge
  • Table Game Day on Saturday, March 9, 10am-12pm
  • Prizes
  • And more!

Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek. Contact Robey Memorial Library for more information: (563) 568-4424 or www.waukon.lib.ia.us.

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