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TPL - Teen Tech Week 2015

Teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Tech Week. The Tuscaloosa Public Library hopes to attract a wide variety of teenagers and increase teen technology literacy locally by offering a series of programs including:

Main library
Tuesday, March 10: Open Teen Lab from 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, March 12: Teen Zone GeoTech Lab at 4 p.m.

Weaver Bolden library
Wednesday, March 11: Teen Make It Lab – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For more information about the programs, please contact Rosie Suever by email: rsuever@tuscaloosa-library.org

Teen Tech Week – March 8-14, 2015:

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is 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 technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. Teen Tech Week began in 2007 and has a general theme of Get Connected @ your library. The event is held annually during the second week of March. Contact ALA’s Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA, a division of ALA) with questions.

Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers.
Celebrate with the “Libraries are for Making…” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 8-14, 2015. Demonstrate the value your library gives to the community by offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content. Libraries can tailor the making theme to show your community exactly how you connect in meaningful ways with teens in order to help them gain the digital literacy skills they need to be successful. Help get the word out about this event with the hashtag #TTW15

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