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Sphero Maze Madness PowerPoint

Click on the image to download the PowerPoint by Poudre River Public Library District that shows how to teach Sphero to follow a maze. Read “Sphero Maze Madness: Teens + Teamwork + Coding” by Kristen Draper and Diane P. Tuccillo... (Continue reading)

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YA Strike Zone February 2016

The Global Pulse: International Influences on YA Practice Anthony Bernier I come not to praise the superiority we feel about library service in the United States, but to bury it. This issue of VOYA (February 2016) concentrates on how technology continues... (Continue reading)

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YA Clicks February 2016

Keeping It Together Rebecca Purdy and the Web Surfers from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library For your teens who are trying to organize a few tasks or entire projects, the Web Surfers have checked out and chimed in on which... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech February 2016

Social Media: It Takes a Village to Engage an Audience, Especially Teens Kelly Czarnecki There’s never been a shortage of social media sites to choose from to get your message out. Deciding which is right for you and your community... (Continue reading)

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Electronic Eye December 2015

Screencasting in the Library : Using Online Video Creation Tools with Young Adults Kathleen Meulen Sunday nights find me at home with my ChromeBook, creating slides with book covers of all the things that I’ve read over the week and... (Continue reading)

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Teen Pop Culture Quiz Update #47

BEATS 1. Match the singer on the left with their current hit single on the right: a. Adele   1. “Ex’s and Oh’s” b. Drake  2. “Sorry” c. Justin Bieber   3. “Hello” d. Thomas Rhett   4. “Hotline Bling”... (Continue reading)

YA Strike Zone December 2015

The Weeding Wars: More Battles of YA Services under another Name Anthony Bernier “She made a second YA collection!” “What?” Burgeoning “weeding wars” pit not only library user against the library but also staff against staff. It’s becoming the library... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech December 2015

Sound Matters: Apps, Gadgets, and Music Programming Janice Scurio Chances are that music plays a huge role in the lives of teens that visit your library. Some may be secretly able to play an instrument with great dexterity. Some might... (Continue reading)

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Welcome our new Tag Team Tech columnist, Janice Scurio!

Janice Scurio is a teen services librarian in Madison, Wisconsin. With an extensive background in information technology, she has served as an expert advisor for other libraries looking to implement more youth STEM programming, such as Minecraft and LEGO robotics.... (Continue reading)

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Tag Team Tech October 2015

Technology Kits Kelly Czarnecki There’s something satisfying about programs in a kit. For some, it might be a sigh of relief in knowing that to a degree, someone vetted these pieces and parts to assure a high interest program for... (Continue reading)

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