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Hands On! Innovative YA Programming (PLA On-Demand)—INDIVIDUAL USER
Steve Teeri for PLA
Item Number: 5503-1301
Publisher: PLA
Price: $19.00
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It is fun to be a teen at the Detroit (Mich.) Public Library. You get to participate in workshops like Bike Tech, Graphic Design, Crafternoon, Robotics, and Music Electronics. You can learn how to solder and sew and practice computer programming and print-making. Participants not only have fun, they also become more creative, more confident and seekers of new information. Learn how the library established its HYPE Teen Center and Makerspace and created a culture of teamwork, imagination, and hands-on experience for its teens.

Originally presented March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium.

Running time: 62 minutes
About the Authors

Steve Teeri is a customer support assistant at the Detroit (Mich.) Public Library, where he began working in 1998. His duties currently include working on various technology projects and instructing DPL staff and patrons on the use of library technology. He participated in the planning and construction of the DPL HYPE Teen Center in 2007-2008. Steve has been an exhibitor (along with library teens as fellow exhibitors ) at Maker Faire Detroit since 2010. In 2012 he was a founder of the DPL HYPE Makerspace, a place for teens 13-18 to learn, create, and take control of the world around them.

The Public Library Association (PLA) is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.

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