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Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN

Reinventing libraries for 'hanging out, messing around and geeking out' - CNN | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

Collections, staff and space dedicated to teens have existed in libraries for years. Now, libraries are shifting those resources to developing learning spaces where teens can create content instead of consume it. Research has shown the widespread positive impacts of afterschool programs on academic achievement and social behavior, especially in low-income communities. The need for spaces that engage teens becomes even greater during summer break, when teens have more free time, said Elyse Adler with the Nashville Public Library.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 3, 2014 3:15 PM
Focus on teens - very exciting!
Freek Kraak's curator insight, June 4, 2014 4:17 AM

Wat kan de bibliotheek betekenen voor jongeren? Hier een voorbeeld uit de VS.

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QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries

QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries | Australian School Libraries | Scoop.it

By Sarah Rich:

"Chesterfield County, Va., libraries challenges teens to go on the iHunt."

 

"As a way to teach teens about library resources, the Chesterfield County, Va., public libraries gave them a challenge: Solve problems with the help of quick response (QR) codes.

At the Chesterfield County Public Library, QR codes were deemed a fitting technology to use for teaching teens information about the county libraries."


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