Teen Tech Week March

Create It! @ Your Library during Teen Tech Week 2016

Celebrate Teen Tech Week with the Summersville Public Library. We have a very unique resource in Richwood Scientific and will be partnering with them on Tuesday March 8th 6pm at their space to explore the possibilities of using a Raspberry Pi for building and coding projects.   Join the meetup here to register.

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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.

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as the Summersville Public Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 6-12. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, Create It! @ Your Library to raise awareness about how Summersville Public Library creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

From maker spaces, to coding classes to our very own Curiosity Collection, the do-it-yourself theme shows how libraries provide meaningful contributions to the educational and social development of the teens in the community. Did you know you can borrow a soldering kit, telescope, Littlebits and so much more with your library card? True story, check it out here.

“Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Sarah Palfrey. “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.”

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

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