Friday, March 4, 2016

Create it @ your library!

Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library." Visit the Mepham High School Library all week to explore, create and share the world of technology. Your library offers more than just books, so check out our new MakerSpace!

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.

Shari Stack, Librarian, W.C. Mepham High School, feels that "Getting teens into libraries is essential. Offering gaming, access to computers, and online homework help is important, and letting them know that we can help educate them on how to use these resources will get them in the door. Once they’re in the door, we can show teens that with technology at the library, anything is possible.”

"Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Marla Gellerman, Senior Library Clerk, W.C. Mepham High School. “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.”

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