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Celebrate Teen Tech Week at your library

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at your library

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative which the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) – a division of the American Library Association – sponsors annually, the goal of which is “to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of digital media, especially the nonprint resources offered through libraries, such as e-books, e-readers, databases, audiobooks, and social media.”

This year, it’s celebrated the week of March 5 through March 11.

The South Lafourche Branch, 16241 E. Main Street, in Cut Off is one of five library branches across the national to be awarded a 2017 YALSA Teen Tech Week grant of $1,000. With this grant, the library purchased many new tech gadgets to engage children and teens in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) learning. Tweens and teens can have a blast racing app-controlled robots, constructing with building sets, creating 3D art, manipulating robotic arms and hands, and much more throughout Teen Tech Week.

Programs will take place daily beginning at 3:30 p.m. on March 6 through March 10 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 11. No registration is required.

Teens can learn about a variety of technology-driven things they can do at the Golden Meadow Branch Library, 1403 N. Bayou Drive, during the library’s Teen Tech Week Social at 4 p.m. on March 6. Refreshments will be served.

Celebrate Teen Tech Week at the Lockport Branch Library, 720 Crescent Avenue, beginning March 6. Make movable automatons on March 6; use code to create Minecraft skins on March 7; and create video games on March 8 and March 9. All programs begin at 4 p.m.

Tweens and teens can compete for small prizes during the Larose Branch Library’s Wii Mini-Game Tournament to celebrate Teen Tech Week. The tournament, which will feature Mario Party 8, will begin at 3:30 p.m. on March 8 at the library, 305 E. Fifth Street.

Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week and take part in technology-related activities such as creating circuits, 3D art activities, and much more at 4:30 p.m. daily from March 6 through March 9 at the Gheens Branch Library, 153 N. Leon Drive.

Tweens and teens ages 8 to 16 can learn how to code on computers to make a sprite move around and speak at 3 p.m. on March 9 at the Raceland Branch Library, 177 Recreation Drive, in celebration of Teen Tech Week.

All library programs are free and open to the public. Check out the library’s website at for many more Teen Tech Week programs.


Katina Gaudet is the librarian at the South Lafourche Branch. She can be reached at 632-7140 or