NORMAN — Today marks the beginning of Teen Tech Week at the Pioneer Library System’s hometown libraries and throughout the country.
Teen Tech Week is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association and is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the Teen Tech initiative, “Check In @ your library,” is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks and video games.
Locally, teens are invited to take part in an Old School Technology Art Contest, where they are invited to repurpose items like CDs, records, cassette tapes or other electronics into an original piece of art.
Entries are being taken from teens in each of the 10 PLS hometown libraries through Saturday. Voting then will take place through the PLS website from March 25-31. The winning entry will be displayed after that in the teen’s hometown library, and the teen artist will receive a $50 Best Buy gift card.
The entry form and full rules for the contest are available at www.justsoyouknow.us/artcontest.
For a complete list and details about teen programs at any of the 10 PLS hometown libraries, go to the events calendar online at www.justsoyouknow.us.