Robey Memorial Library to celebrate Teen Tech Week March 4-9

Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Robey Memorial Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week™ March 4-9. The library will join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating Teen Tech Week™ to raise awareness about how Robey Memorial creates a space to extend teens’ learning beyond the classroom where they can explore, create and share content.

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.

“Teen Tech Week™ is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Cate St. Clair, Robery Memorial Library Director. “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.”

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

• Book displays
• Try It! Activity, including technology related challenges
• Pixel Painter & Cryptography Challenge
• Table Game Day Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
• Prizes, and more.

Teen Tech Week™ is held annually the second week of March. For more information, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek or contact Robey Memorial Library at 563-568-4424 or www.waukon.lib.ia.us.
 

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