In the Middle program for kids in grade 6 and up will be offered throughout the school year on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 6. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION YOU WISH TO ATTEND. Register on the Event Calendar, or call (717) 533-6555 ext. 3708.
Facilitators: Jackie Sisco and Annika Sundberg. Meeting Room #1.
REGISTER HERE. Girls in grades 6-12 learn how to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The program is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. Activities are available for girls with ZERO computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. The broad set of soft and hard skills taught are: Teamwork, confidence, time management, communication, functions, variables, conditional, and loops.
Tuesday afternoons 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning September 19. Registration is wait listed. If you have questions, call 533-6555. Instructor: Lin Taylor
We have put together a list of titles we think you will enjoy. Click to reserve your copy, or find a print version of the list in the Young Adult section of the library and find the book in the stacks.
Teen Tech Week, 2017 was March 5 to 11, 2017. Would you like to be a teen tech volunteer. Download a JUNIOR VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONform 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.