Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech week is coming March 4-10 to the Johnson City Public Library. This is your chance to compete to win $500 in Maker Space tools for the Johnson City Public Library! Katelyn Wolfe, Teen Services Librarian at the Johnson City Public Library, has been working with JCPL’s Teen Advisory Board to rise to the challenge. “This is a very hands-on scavenger hunt” Katelyn says. She adds that special technology skills and equipment are not necessary for this event. “I don’t know exactly what the challenges will be, but I do know that no matter what types of tech we have available, it will still be fun and we’ll be able to complete the competition. We’ll find out what our list of challenges are on Friday, March 3. We can’t wait!”

Libraries will be given a list of technology challenges worth a specific amount of points that participants must complete and document by taking a picture, making a 30-second video, or creating a web-linked item. Extra points will be awarded for creativity and effort. While teens may work on technology challenges individually, JCPL’s Teen Advisory Board suggested that a group of teens work together on the challenge list on Thursday March 8 6:00 PM-7:30 PM.

This nation-wide program showcases the digital resources and services libraries offer to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. Teen Tech Week was started in 2007 through YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association.

Registration for this free event is required. You may register at the library, via phone, or through the e-calendar at www.jcpl.org


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