Teen Tech Week, 2017 will be March 5 to 11, 2017. Would you like to be a teen tech volunteer (download a junior volunteer application form) – offer to be a Teen Tech Assistant to patrons with computer questions, and help with library tech stuff?Do you have ideas on tech recycling? Do you know how to be safe online and about identity theft prevention? Would you like to make posters, or organize a bookmark contest that highlights the library’s digital resources?
25 Easy Tips for Teens
1.Download an ebook or audiobook from your library
2.Download a mobile app for your phone to scan your library card barcode so you never forget your library card at home again. 3.Visit your library’s home page.
4.Blog about a library book or program.
5.Try out a book-focused site like GoodReads, LibraryThing or Shelfari.
6.Create a soundtrack or book trailer for your favorite book.
7, Ask your librarian or library staff to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
8.Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
9.Set up a podcast for a group or club you belong to. (Or, try this.)
10.Many young adult authors welcome email from their readers many have their own websites, blogs, and Twitter/Facebook accounts. Why not send them a message in honor of Teen Tech Week?
11.Check out some Play Away audiobooks, DVDs, or CDs from your library.
12.Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.
13.Start a tech-related club at your school or public library.
14.Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
15.Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
16.Create a YouTube or Animoto video about your library or a favorite book.
17.Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database. (Power Library.)
18.Volunteer to help clean the computers and media at your library.
19.Volunteer to help with programs at the library.
20.Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
12.Search in a database for an article about your favorite musician.
22.Learn how to use some new software, and even create your own mobile app to submit for the Congressional App Challenge.
23.Take a class on graphic design or digital photography.
24.Create a database of something you want to organize.
25.Start a Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr account as a way to find and share content about a topic of interest to you.
BOOK & MEDIA LISTS
- 20 Books to Inspire Social Change
- Book to Movie: Ripped from the Pages 2015 Popular Paperbacks selections
- Careers with Code Magazine
- Get Your Geek On
Nominees for the 2012 Popular Paperbacks list
- STEM Reads 4 Teens (.pdf) – free downloadable pamphlet
- STEM Resources
- Tech Reads for Teens
- Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults
Amazing Audiobooks selects and annotates an annual list of notable audio recordings significant to young adults from those released in the past two years. Start building your audiobook collection here!
- Odyssey Award
Co-administered by ALSC and YALSA, the Odyssey Award highlights the best audiobook production each year for children and adults.
- 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound & Lifelong Learners
Check out the latest OBCB list (particularly the Science and Technology sub-theme)!
- Get Creative
Fiction and nonfiction books from the 2007 Popular Paperbacks list to help teens tap into their creative juices.
- Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
This list offers a range of titles, including a lot of DIY/techie books that may appeal to teens.