Local teens will be tuning in at the library the Hancock County Library System celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week MarchTM 9-15, 2014. They join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year's theme, DIY @ your library ® to raise awareness about how the Hancock County Library System 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 they 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. Teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Tech Week. The library hopes to attract a wide variety of teenagers and increase teen technology literacy locally by offering a series of programs including
Thursday, March 6, Bay St. Louis-Hancock County Library, 5-6:30 PM. YouTube Film Festival and Meme Making: Bring 2 YouTube favorites (links) and a T-shirt to make memes on. No T-shirt handy? No problem, we'll also be making photo memes to post online.
Monday, March 10, East Hancock Public Library, 5 - 6:30 PM. Time Warp: Music tech from the past. Come dressed in the retro style of your favorite decade, and listen, disassemble, and critique.Boom & Zoom Toys: Build a catapult and a balloon rocket car.
Tuesday, March 11, Pearlingon Public Library, 5:45-7 PM. Boom & Zoom Toys: Build a catapult and a balloon rocket car.
Thursday, March 13, Waveland Public Library, 5-6:30 PM. Old School Games Night: Play board & card games, and at least one life-size classic game.
Saturday, March 15, Kiln Public Library, 1:30-3:30 PM. DIY @ Your Library: Wire sculpture and funky jewelry-making.
Teen Tech Week is held annually the second week of March. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/teentechweek