ALA Annual 2013, Blogger Abby Johnson, Live Blogging, Programming Ideas

Connected Kids at #ala2013

Photo by Abby Johnson, NAFCPL

This afternoon I stopped by the poster sessions in the Exhibit Hall to check out a poster by a former colleague of mine: Connected Kids: Technology Programs to Inspire Creative Exploration. The folks at the Barrington (IL) Area Library are doing some awesome technology programs with kids, including light painting, LEGO Mindstorms, and website “hacking”.

Some of their tips?

  • Start small
  • Listen to the community
  • It is acceptable not to be an expert
  • Don’t try to fit technology to an age group

I especially think it’s important to note that you don’t have to be a tech genius to offer technology programs at your library!

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