Looking ahead to 2014, YALSA (ALA) has exciting news about Teen Tech Week which will be March 9-15, 2014. The theme this year is DIY @ Your Library and it presents a chance to showcase your non-print resources available to youth. The purpose of this week is to demonstrate to teens and their families, the positive influence of libraries in their communities.
Free monthly webinars will begin in December, but you need to register.
Free toolkits are available online to help plan and publicize this week at your library. For additional creative ideas, click on the Makerspaces In Your Library or Game-Based Makerspaces posts by CMLE. Or, link to an article featuring Sauk Rapids-Rice High School’s new monthly, mini makerspace.
YALSA, Young Adult Library Services Association’s mission is to feature resources for youth ages 12-18 by, “… offering teens a space to extend learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.”