The Jessamine County Public Library will offer Teen Tech Week March 10-16.
The theme is “Check In at Your Library,” which encourages libraries to throw open their physical and virtual doors and showcase the outstanding technology they offer for teens and their families, from services such as online homework help and digital literacy-focused programs to resources such as e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, databases and more.
The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens gain the digital literacy skills they need — with the help of libraries — in order to be successful in school and prepared to participate in a 21st-century workforce.
“Jessamine County Public Library’s young-adult librarian, Kendall Haddix, has planned some great events for local teens,” said Heather Reynolds, JCPL’s community-relations librarian.
Starting Monday, teens can “Get Your Game On” with a special presentation from Team KAIZEN Game Studio, video-game developers, who will cover the basics of game design and more. On Wednesday, a class on photo editing is offered. Friday, teens can sign up for music sharing and share their favorite music with other teens. Saturday afternoon, the Crafty Teen Workshop will teach teens how to turn a necktie into a case for technological gadgets.
All these programs are for students in grades six through 12. The classes require registration. Teens can register directly at www.jesspublib.org on the event calendar.
For more information, call 859-885-3523 or visit www.jesspublib.org. JCPL is located at 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville.