Press Play @ your Library during Teen Tech Week, March 8-14, 2009. Grand Rapids, Hibbing, International Falls, McKinley, and Two Harbors Public Libraries are participating. Check with your local library to see what activities are planned.

Recent studies from Pew Internet & American Life Project show that, on average, 8-18 year olds spend more than6 hours per day using technology including TV, DVDs, video games, audio media, and computers. “Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Rebecca Patton, Public Library Consultant. . “Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing technology literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy.”

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association.