As we anxiously await the announcement of our Teen Tech Week 2011 grant winners I’d like to take this opportunity to highlight some of our past grant winners and share their successful programming ideas.

TTW 2009 “Press Play @ Your Library”

Camden Tadhg from the Hennepin County Library in Minneapolis, Minnesota hosted a “Party Like It’s Teen Tech Week” bash that featured hands on group instruction in Circuit-Bending while the Teen Tech Squad provided one-on-one software training. The day culminated in a Circuit Bending Jam Session where the teens made music with the instruments they created throughout the day. Read More →

Money makes the world go ’round … and it pays to be a YALSA member!

This is it! Today is your last day to save $25 on Midwinter Meeting 2008 registration or to enter your fantastic Teen Read Week celebration into our Win a Visit from Tiffany Trent Contest (approximate value: $1,500).

…and Tomorrow is your deadline to apply for one of YALSA’s many grants and awards. We’re giving more than $33,000 to our members, and you could be one of them.

Plus Cash for Teen Tech Week! Registration just opened, plus we’re giving out twenty Mini Grants to YALSA members for Teen Tech Week! Have an awesome idea to celebrate Teen Tech Week at your library, but don’t quite have the funds to pull it off? Tell us about it, and you could win $450 cash for Teen Tech Week activities, services, or resources , plus $50 worth of Teen Tech Week products from ALA Graphics. Official rules and the application are at the Teen Tech Week Web site. Mini Grant applications are due January 7, 2007. Questions? Contact Nichole Gilbert at

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