With the help of a mini grant from The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the Chula Vista Public Library will be celebrating Teen Tech Week March 8-14. All week, the library will offer a variety of fun programs targeted at teens including crafts; free play days with Nintendo’s Wii and Playstation 2; and a finale that includes a Q&A panel with gaming industry professionals from Rockstar Games and a RockBand2 Tournament.
“This grant is a great opportunity for the community, and we’re grateful,” said Library Director Leah Browder. "Getting teens into libraries is essential, and offering a variety of technologies and resources gives them some important tools for the future. Providing relevant programming like this during tough economic times just isn’t possible without the help of grants and donations.”
The 2009 Teen Tech Week Mini Grants are made possible by the Verizon Foundation, a promotional partner. Now in its third year, Teen Tech Week is a national initiative aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults with a general theme of Get Connected @ your library®. The initiative ensures that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use the public library’s many free non-print resources for education and recreation and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. The 2009 Teen Tech Week theme is Press Play @ your library. To learn more about Teen Tech Week, visit www.ala.org/teentechweek.
Teens are encouraged to take advantage of the following programs:
CIVIC CENTER BRANCH
Free Play Day, March 8 @ 1 p.m.
Free Play Day, March 9 @ 5 p.m.
Craft - Floppy Disc Pen Holder, March 11 @ 4 p.m.
SOUTH CHULA VISTA BRANCH
Craft - Floppy Disc Pen Holder, March 12 @ 5p.m.
Free Play Day, March 13 @ 3 p.m.
Rock Band 2 Tournament & Gaming Career Panel, March 14 @ 1p.m.
Library locations are: Civic Center branch, 365 F St., (619) 691-5069; and the South Chula Vista branch, 389 Orange Ave., (619) 585-5755. All library programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of the Chula Vista Public Library and are free and open to the public.