Monday, March 8, 2010

25 ways to celebrate Teen Tech Week

Are you feeling into the Teen Tech Week Spirit? Below check out the American Library Association's list of 25 ways you can really get excited about the week!

Also, don't forget about our Teen Tech Week contest!

25 ways to celebrate Teen Tech Week
1. Download an eBook or audiobook onto your mp3 player.
2.Visit your library's webpage.
3.Blog about a library book or program.
4.Try out a book focused site like LibraryThing or Shelfari.
5.Create a soundtrack for your favorite book.
6.Ask your librarian to recommend a nonfiction book on an area of technology that interests you.
7.Add something to an article on Wikipedia.
8.Set up a podcast for a group or club you belong to. (Click the link to check out YALSA’s podcasts!)
9.Many young adult authors welcome email from their readers, and some even have their own MySpace profiles Why not send them a message in honor of Teen Tech Week?
10.Check out some video games, DVDs or music CDs from your library.
11.Create an avatar on Yahoo! Avatars.
12.Start a Teen Tech Club at your school or public library.
13.Read and contribute to a blog about technology.
14.Practice your HTML skills on your MySpace (and ask your parents to help!)
15.Watch some anime or start an anime club at your library.
16.Create a YouTube video about your library or a favorite book.
17.Download a newspaper article from the day you were born from an electronic database.
18.Volunteer to help clean the computers and media at your library.
19.Volunteer to tutor library customers who are new to using computers.
20.Learn how to DJ music or record music with a computer.
21.Search in a biography database for an article about your favorite musical artist.
22.Learn how to use some new software.
23.Take a class on graphic design or digital photography.
24.Create a database of something you want to organize.
25.Start a, Twitter or Flickr account.

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