This year’s Teen Tech Week theme is “Check in @ Your Library” and we are celebrating technology for teens at the IRC this week!
The library has always been a source for accessing information and that hasn’t changed in this technologically evolving age. Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies.
Teens have increased their use of technology. They are users of social networking sites, share content they create, and look for news and information online. The Pew Internet & American Life project, conducted in March and April 2012, found that 93 percent of teens are internet users.
This week we encourage students to explore the digital and other services offered by the IRC. There are online research databases on the IRC website for homework or class projects. Ask a staff member for help, if you need it.
Take a look at the new books, DVDs and CDs available for checkout. Spend some time taking in the art work hanging on the walls or just relax in one of the new bean bag chairs scattered at the back of the book stacks.