Teen Tech Week PSAs

PSAs  - DIY @ your library, March  9 - 15, 2014  

This Teen Tech Week™ (March 9 - 15, 2014),  libraries will showcase all of the great non print resources and services that are available to teens and their families.  This year's theme is “DIY @ your library”  and  libraries will leverage the do-it-yourself theme by offering access to maker spaces,  coding classes online knitting clubs, and extend learning beyond the classroom where teens can explore, create and share content.

Why air Teen Tech Week Public Service Announcements (PSAs)? Studies indicated that young people are adept at downloading their favorite songs from the Internet or instant messaging with their friends, but the majority lack the critical thinking and information literacy skills needed to use online resources successfully for school and informational purposes. To gain the skills necessary to compete in today's networked world, teens need access to digital and online information — as well as trained professionals who can help them use these resources effectively, efficiently and ethically. 

Tom Kenny, known as the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, lends his support to teens, libraries, and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), through downloadable, broadcast quality, :10, :15, :20 and  :30 second PSAs announcing Teen Tech Week, courtesy of Teen Tech Week Promotional Partner Galaxy Press. PSA scripts are also available for those radio stations that do not air pre-recorded PSAs. 
 

Downloadable audio PSAs:

:10 sec.  Tom Kenny audio PSA (MP3)

:15 Sec. Tom Kenny audio PSA (MP3)

:20 Sec. Tom Kenny audio PSA (MP3)

:30 Sec. Tom Kenny audio PSA (MP3)

 

PSA Scripts

:10 
DIY @ your library. Visit your public or school library during Teen Tech Week, March 9 - 15 and get connected to the world of technology.

:15 
Public and school libraries offer teens more than just free access to books. During Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, school and public libraries will show teens how to DIY @ your library. Contact your library for more information. 

:20
Hey teens! Want tips on how to build online communities, or free access to the latest gaming and design software? Visit your library for tips on how to have fun with technology during Teen Tech Week March 9 - 15, and DIY @ your library. Contact your library for more information. 

: 20 
Public and school libraries offer your teen more than just free access to books. During Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, school and public libraries will show parents and teens how to DIY @ your library. Contact your library for more information. 

:30
Are you struggling to find family activities that appeal to both you and your teen? Your local library is the perfect family destination for digital tools and resources that appeal to the whole family. From family gaming nights, computer workshops, to digital scavenger hunts, your local library offers a treasure trove of free activities. Visit your library during Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, and get connected to a world of technology.  Contact your library for more information. 

For more information on Teen Tech Week contact Macey Morales at mmorales@ala.org,