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Library to have several celebrations

Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012

In celebration of Teen Tech Week, Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens to “Geek Out” at the library. This year’s theme encourages teens to come and see the outstanding technology available at the library, from services such as online homework help to resources like e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.

Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, finding news and information, sharing content they create, and looking for information on health. Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information and that librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently. 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 initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology.

Scrabble – the original Words with Friends at the Library

Teens are invited to come to the Main Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19 and play SCRABBLE, the original Words with Friends. Bring a smart phone or other mobile device to use cheat apps and see how high a SCRABBLE score can soar.  This event is free and open to anyone ages 12-18, and no registration is required. The Main Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive.

Technology Match Up

Teens may come to either library location anytime during the month of March and enter the Name the Most Influential Technology contest. Based on the list of the top ten most influential tech advances of the decade as determined by the editors of PC Magazine, Huntington County teens may vote to determine which of the ten listed technologies has had the greatest impact on modern life.  One entry will be drawn at the end of the month at each library location, and the winners will receive prizes.  This event is free and open to anyone ages 12-18, and no registration is required.

Old Technology Finds

Old Technology Finds is open to kids, teens and adults.  All through the month of March, patrons are invited to take part in this “electronic scavenger hunt” by taking a photo of the oldest technology they can find and submitting it for posting on the Library’s Facebook page.  Photo submissions should include a description of the item and where it was found, name and contact information, and be e-mailed to  Staff will post the pictures to the Library’s Facebook page as they are submitted. At the end of March, visit our Facebook page (look for the link on to view what was submitted in terms of  “old” technology.