Learn How to be the ‘Source of Change’ During Library’s Teen Tech Week
By Arlington Public Library
Posted on February 23, 2017, February 23, 2017

‘Source of Change

From robotics classes to hands-on science experiments, the Arlington Public Library will offer a variety of ways for teens to explore, create and share content in a learning environment outside the classroom as part of Teen Tech Week.

Arlington will join thousands of libraries and schools across the country in celebrating Teen Tech Week, a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. The program, which runs March 4 through March 10 this year, 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.

"Getting teens into libraries is essential. Offering gaming, access to computers, and online homework help is important. Letting them know that we can help educate them on how to use these resources will get them in the door," Arlington Librarian LaTonya Lynch said. "Once they're in the door, we can show teens that with technology at the library, anything is possible."

The purpose of Teen Tech Week is to ensure teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially the types offered through libraries.

"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," Library Services Manager Bethany Fort said.

Click on the program titles below to learn more about this year's "Be the Source of Change" Teen Tech Week offerings.

Click here for more teen programs at the library.

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