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!
- Download an ebook or audiobook from your library.
- Download our mobile app and try it out!
- Visit your library’s webpage.
- Blog about a library book or program.
- Try out a book-focused site like GoodReads (did you know WPL has an account?), LibraryThing or Shelfari.
- Create a soundtrack or book trailer for your favorite book.
- Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
- Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
- Set up a podcast for a group or club you belong to. (Click the link to check out YALSA’s podcasts!)
- 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?
- Check out some video games, DVDs, or CDs from your library.
- Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.
- Start a Teen Tech Club at your school or public library.
- Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
- Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
- Create a YouTube or Animoto video about your library or a favorite book.
- Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database.
- Volunteer to help clean the computers and media at your library.
- Volunteer to tutor library customers who are new to using computers.
- Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
- Search in a biography database for an article about your favorite musician.
- Learn how to use some new software.
- Take a class on graphic design or digital photography.
- Create a database of something you want to organize.
- Start a Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr account.