The Young Adult Services Division of the American Library Association (ALA YALSA) and the Best Buy Children’s Foundation have awarded a $1,000 Teen Tech Week grant to the Longview Public Library. Teen Tech Week is YALSA’s annual celebration in March of digital literacy and technology, and this year the theme is “DIY at your library”. From online databases, e-books and the Microsoft IT Academy, many library resources are as close as your smart phone or computer.
Tuesday, March 11, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.: students in middle and high school can enter the TARDIS for a Dr. Who party and the awards reception and display for the A2z (Arts/Tech/’zine competition).
Wednesday, March 12, 3-5 p.m.: Makerplace will provide a sneak preview to all students of Raspberry Pi ™ technology. These amazing credit card sized computers run software including MineCraft, word processing, spread sheets, graphic design and Hi-Def video!
Thursday, March 13, 10:30-11 a.m.: Preschool Storytime will expand the Very Ready Reader “7 Ways” of sharing to Share Technology, combining apps with traditional storytelling.
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – noon: Geek Dad, James McBride hosts a Technology Petting Zoo. All ages can explore the cutting edge in computer hardware!
Monday - Friday, March 24 -29, 3:30- 5 p.m.: Raspberry Pi Camp! Build LEGO ™ cases, program computer games, see what’s “under the crust”, and have fun with Sam Dodson, Computer Scientist and MakerPlace leader. Registration limited to 10 middle or high school students.
For more information, contact the Longview Public Library at 360.442.5301, or click on the “Teens” link at www.longviewlibrary.org