Lincoln City Libraries is observing Teen Tech Week March 10 through 16 to showcase the wide variety of outstanding technology the libraries have to offer teens. Services include online homework help, e-books, audio books, databases and more. Teens visiting four or more times during the week will be entered into a drawing to win an iTunes gift card.
The Pew Internet and American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online to use social networking sites, find news and information, share content they create and look for health information.
"Teens need to know that the library is a trusted resource for accessing information," said Library Director Pat Leach. "Librarians are the experts who can help them develop the skills they need to use electronic resources effectively and efficiently."
Teen Tech Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, is aimed at teens, parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audio books, and video games.
More information about Teen Tech Week and related activities is available at lincolnlibraries.org.