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Hello World Technology & Youth Services

Welcome to another week of Hello World. The blowing snow these past few weeks remind me of the weather on Hoth, so either stay warm with a nice cup of cocoa or a smelly Tauntaun. It has come to my attention recently that many of you are interested in a performers viewing for this years Libraries Rock Summer Reading Program. Nothing is official yet but I'm hoping that this years group event will take place in Early March. Details coming soon!

Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious, Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.

The 2018 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT(That's 10am Eastcoast) from the Colorado Convention Center. Fans can follow 2018 results in real-time via live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2018 , or follow hashtag #alayma.

Creating Relevant Programs with Tween Interests

I was having a good laugh with some librarians last week while we brainstormed what we think is cool to teens now, then I saw a Reddit post about a dad trying to embarrass his teen daughter with teen slang, and finally I came across this blog from ALSC about what's popular with tweens. For those like me who had no idea that "woke" and "lit" are the new slang... enjoy.

The article reminded me of one of my favorite afternoon maker programs that ended up turning into a 3 week rap battle between a bunch of tweens. They were all listening to the video below "Matmaticious," and then they started their own rap battle. Between who is better: Thanos or The Avengers. EPIC!

The Importance of User Design (UX) and User Interfaces (UI)

We are all recently aware of the false missile alarm in Hawaii. Here is an image of their actual webpage.

Wait! Which one am I not supposed to click.
Thinking of redesigning your Website--don't be Hawaii--I can help.

Nintendo Announces LABO

Sorry for the advert but this is too cool not to share.

DIY + Video games = Woke + Lit

Make Music on your Web browser

If your crew is more musically inclined than I am then maybe they can figure out this new tool to practice and learn cords and scales.

Sorry no Literature review this week--I've just been a little to busy

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Created with images by mriggen - "Hoth"

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