March 7-13 is Teen Tech Week, a national initiative that focuses on promoting libraries’ nonprint resources to teens. This annual event is sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association and this year they have chosen the theme Learn Create Share @ Your Library. This year’s aim is to remind teens and those that work with teens that the Library is a place to learn how to effectively, efficiently and safely use technology in order to help with school, future careers and more. And of course, knowing how to use technology can be lots of fun!
In celebration of Teen Tech Week, the Dunwoody Library will be having a Teen Internet Scavenger Hunt. Teens are encouraged to stop by the Dunwoody Library to pick up a list of questions to be answered using the Internet and the DeKalb County Public Library website and Reference Databases. Those who answer all questions correctly have a chance to win a cool prize! Please click here for more information.
And don’t forget to visit DeKalb County Public Library’s teen events calendar for a listing of teen events through the Spring. There are ongoing programs that are designed to acquaint teens with various technologies at many of the DeKalb County Public Library branches. Stop by the Chamblee Library or Flat Shoals Library for a Wii game night, or sign up to take a PowerPoint class at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library.
And most importantly, if you are struggling with anything from research to resumes to social networking, remember that your librarian is here to help! So stop by your local Library today to see how you can use technology @ your library.
Also: check out the Library’s new Teen website, available March 5. It’s a completely re-designed website where you can find advice from the library’s own teen volunteers on what to read, watch, and listen to. It’s also got many other things too, like polls, reviews, and homework help.