Avatar in Small WorldsSmallWorlds is a virtual world that runs inside your web browser. It has been in beta testing for several months and is due to be released in a few weeks. SmallWorlds integrates sites teens use at many of our libraries including YouTube and Flickr and also includes customizable widgets. The environment gives teens the ability to control their world. They do that through the creation of their own space.

This seems like it could be a great match for libraries. Jump in when it launches and share your thoughts. Participate in the Forums by providing feedback. Have a meet up online! Figure out how libraries could be involved and why. It looks like a lot of fun!

About Kelly Czarnecki

Kelly Czarnecki is a Teen Librarian at ImaginOn with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. She is a member of the YALSA blog advisory board.

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