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25 Ways To Geek Out @ Your Library

Posted on March 8th, 2012 by Becky.
Categories: Events, Gaming, Technology, Web sites to watch.

Did you know we’re in the midst of Teen Tech Week? Every year, this week in March sets out to celebrate and showcase the amazing technology available at YOUR library. I especially like this list of 25 easy ways for teens to get involved in TTW at the library. The links below are adapted for WPL!

  1. Download an ebook or audiobook from your library.
  2. Download our mobile app and try it out!
  3. Visit your library’s webpage.
  4. Blog about a library book or program.
  5. Try out a book-focused site like GoodReads (did you know WPL has an account?), LibraryThing or Shelfari.
  6. Create a soundtrack or book trailer for your favorite book.
  7. Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
  8. Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
  9. Set up a podcast for a group or club you belong to. (Click the link to check out YALSA’s podcasts!)
  10. Many young adult authors welcome email from their readers, and many have their own websites, blogs, and Twitter/Facebook accounts. Why not send them a message in honor of Teen Tech Week?
  11. Check out some video games, DVDs, or CDs from your library.
  12. Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.
  13. Start a Teen Tech Club at your school or public library.
  14. Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
  15. Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
  16. Create a YouTube or Animoto video about your library or a favorite book.
  17. Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database.
  18. Volunteer to help clean the computers and media at your library.
  19. Volunteer to tutor library customers who are new to using computers.
  20. Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
  21. Search in a biography database for an article about your favorite musician.
  22. Learn how to use some new software.
  23. Take a class on graphic design or digital photography.
  24. Create a database of something you want to organize.
  25. Start a Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr account.

3 comments.

Animegirl

Comment on March 10th, 2012.

Hello! I was wondering how to make a book club.

My school is limited in resources.

Becky

Comment on March 12th, 2012.

Hi Animegirl! I would start by talking to your school librarian/media specialist about starting a book club at your school. Every school will have different resources as far as copies of books, advertising, meeting space, etc. Good luck!

AnimeGirl

Comment on May 12th, 2012.

Thanks!

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