Teen Tech Week at libraries

Teen Tech Week shows the incredible variety of resources available for teenage customers.

All branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library are inviting teens to “check in” during Teen Tech Week to learn about the incredible variety of resources available for teenage customers.

From online homework help, free downloadable music, DVDs, and book clubs, to recommendations for great reads and teen advisory groups.

Teen Tech Week is celebrated across the country from March 10 to 16. The 2013 theme invites teens to Check In @ your library!

“Our branches are throwing open their physical and virtual doors to teens and showcasing the outstanding technology we offer,” says Fiona Anderson, director of library services. “Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians to collaborate with and educate teens about technology.

“Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing digital literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy. We invite teens to visit their local library and to log onto www.virl.bc.ca to learn more.”

The Courtenay branch is holding the first meeting of the Courtenay Teen Book Club/Teen Advisory Group.

A Teen Advisory Group is an opportunity for teens to get together, read a book club selection, plan teen activities, socialize and meet other teens. The teens will meet in the Multipurpose Room at the Courtenay Library on March 14 at 4 p.m. All interested teens aged 12 to 17 are invited.

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults.

The purpose of the week is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, and audiobooks.

For more information, contact Mary Donlan, children and youth librarian, at 250-334-3369 or mdonlan@virl.bc.ca.

— Vancouver Island Regional Library

Just Posted

More than 150 tremors hit Vancouver Island in last 24 hours

Seismologists monitor to see if pressure will be added to major fault

Potlatch 67-67:

This is the third part of a three-part June series looking at… Continue reading

Comox Valley Schools to see trustee shakeup next fall

Four of seven trustees have stated they will not run for re-election in October

UPDATED: Remains of two people found in Ucluelet

Officials have not said whether or not the remains belong to Ryan Daley or Dan Archbald

Merville water bottling proposal heading to public hearing

A contentious business proposal in Merville will be going to a public… Continue reading

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

BC Ferries posts strong earnings before rate cuts

Last year highest ever for vehicle traffic, most walk-ons in 20 years

Snapchat used to make mass shooting threat in Kamloops

RCMP did not dub the threat a hoax, instead called it “unsubstantiated”

A talent in the making

Pats consider 16-year-old a leader

B.C. groups file response to government’s fight against solitary confinement

B.C. Supreme Court judge suspended ruling for one year to give government time to draft legislation

National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately

Sporting organizations will lose federal funding abuse goes unreported, says Kirsty Duncan

BC conservation officers release badger from wolf trap

Badger recovering after being caught in trap near Williams Lake

B.C. Christian school mulls covenant, future of law school after court ruling

The university still wants to open a law school, but is looking at its options.

Ultra-low cost airline to launch in B.C. this week

Swoop destinations include Abbotsford, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Halifax and Edmonton

Most Read