Posts Tagged ‘teen tech week’

Teen Tech Week!: March 10-16

March 13, 2013

Teen Tech Week

Geek out at your library for Teen Tech Week, March 10 through 16! Libraries are chock-full of tech toys like CDs, DVDs and video games, and they’re a great place to get connected to online homework help, research resources, gaming, music, the web and more. Stop by the Davenport Public Library or visit our web site during Teen Tech Week today.

For more information about Teen Tech Week, visit Sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Teen Video Contest Info

January 24, 2012

In honor of YALSA’s Teen Tech Week, the Scott County Libraries Together – Teen Service Division is hosting the 5th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest!

Entries due Saturday, February 25th by 5:30 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to make movies? Well now is your chance. We will be having a YouTube contest for area teens. This year we have decided to let you or your team choose your own theme. Below is a list of suggestions, but feel free to make the movie you want to make!

*       Live action video games, such as a reenactment of an epic Minecraft session.
*       Infomercials for your favorite book, library program, or fictional product.
*       A flashmob.
*       Incorporate Skype or twitter interview with your favorite author.
*       Reinterpret classic literature with a healthy dose of teen angst.

Videos need to be shorter than 5 minutes, and be posted to YouTube. You can then email your entry’s URL and your contact information to the Young Adult Librarian at your home library or to

The YouTube Contest Viewing Premiere will take place on a date and location TBD in March.  Stay tuned to the blog for further details.

4th Annual Video Contest & IMAX Screening

February 22, 2011

Yes, yes, yes!  It’s time for the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and screening event at the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theatre.  You know, the place with the GIANT screen!

All QC-Area teens are invited to make videos, upload them to YouTube, turn in the entry form to their local library, and then enjoy a night of celebration and awards at the screening event.  Did we mention participants get to see their videos on the giant IMAX screen?!  And that the event is free!?  And you can win $100!  When are you going to get another chance like this?  It’s time to make a video…

Themes for this year’s contest are:

-Book Mashups  (mash up two of your favorite books into a new story)

-Live Action Anime  (bring your favorite Anime to life)

-SRP Promo  (make a commercial for our Summer Reading Program–this year’s SRP theme is YOU ARE HERE)

-Geek Confessionals  (show and tell your most embarrassing/geeky habits, interests, etc.)

As always, feel free to take a theme and make it your own. 

Click this link for an entry form with all the event rules/details.  The videos should be 5 minutes or less.  They must be uploaded to YouTube by Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Don’t forget to include the title and URL of your video on the entry form!  Entry forms must be turned into your local library during Teen Tech Week, which runs March 6th-12th.  Also, teens are allowed to enter more than one video.

This year the red carpet IMAX screening event will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre.  A pre-party for the teen participants and their guests will be at 6pm. 

Oh, wait!  We just added a bonus theme–which you could also enter in another contest sponsored by the American Library Association.  The bonus theme:

-Why I Need My Library

For more details please contact your local teen librarian or call DPL at 563-326-7832.  See you on the red carpet!

Teen Tech Week!

March 8, 2010

It’s Teen Tech Week everybody!  Now’s the time to upload your entries for the 3rd Annual Teen Youtube Video Contest & IMAX Screening Event that’s taking place on Thursday, March 25th at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theater. 

Where exactly do you upload your video to??  Here.

Where can you find all the video contest details??  Here.

Where can you find a registration form??  Here.

Where can you learn more about Teen Tech Week??  Here.

Where can you see the epic vid that won last year’s Grand Prize Viewer’s Choice Award, as well as the Best Technical Effect Award??



3rd Annual YouTube Video Contest & IMAX Screening

February 22, 2010

The 3rd Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and IMAX Screening is on!  Oh yeah.  Here’s your chance.  Time to start filming and get editing. 

You can fly solo or work with up to five other teens, videos need to be 5 minutes or less, and they MUST be uploaded to the QC Libraries YouTube group during Teen Tech Week which runs March 7-13th. 

Check out this year’s themes:

-Picture book comes to life

-Live-action Anime

-Day in the life of your favorite author

Choose a theme and run with it.  Also new for this year:  ALL entries must be submitted to the QC Libraries YouTube group.  So, your videos must comply with YouTube’s terms of use in order to be shown on the IMAX screen at the red carpet premiere party.  Party?

Yep, the red-carpet premiere party at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will be Thursday, March 25th at 6pm, screening (on the GIANT screen) will begin at 7, awards ceremony to follow.  Like the past two years, we will hand out Oscar-like trophies we call ‘Deweys’ to select winners.  There will also be two grand prizes up for grabs–Librarian’s Choice Award and Viewer’s Choice Award.  Each of the grand prize winning vids will be awarded $100 cash.  For all of the event details print off one of the registration forms today!! 

Also, we’re hosting several filming and editing labs at the Fairmount St. Library starting tomorrow night at 5:30.  If you don’t have a camera, don’t know the first thing about editing, have no idea what you’re doing we will happily walk you through every step.  Serious.  You can even use our green screen for a little special effects action!  Here are the dates/times of all open labs:

2/23 Tuesday 5:30-7:30

2/25 Thursday 3:00-5:00

2/27 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/4 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/6 Saturday 3:00-5:00

3/11 Thursday 3:00-5:00

3/13 Saturday 3:00-5:00

If you have any questions, or to submit entry forms, contact your local library or call DPL Teen Specialist Christie at 563.326.7893. 

Make a video.  Do it.  Trust me–this experience is one you’ll want to tell your kids about…


Teen Film Fest Red Carpet Screening at the IMAX!

March 24, 2009

The 2nd Annual Libraries Together Teen Film Festival & Red Carpet Screening Event at the Putnam Museum & IMAX® Theatre is March 26!

That’s this Thursday!!

At 6 pm, the pre-party for the teen filmmakers and their guests will begin, complete with free pizza and refreshments. Then at 7pm, the FREE Red Carpet Premiere begins! The premiere is open to the public. So bring your friends, walk the red carpet, and join us in viewing the creative works of area teens as their films are projected onto the biggest screen in town! Plus, the IMAX concession stands will be open to suit your snacking needs. Hope to see you there!

Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre


Libraries TogetherThe contest began in February, with a call for entries. Teens could choose from three themes, as related to their favorite book: outtakes, book trailer, or missing/unwritten scene. The libraries offered numerous opportunities for teens to use library technology to create their masterpieces. The workshops, training sessions, and events leading up to the red carpet event were created to celebrate “Teen Tech Week,” (March 8 – 14), a national initiative to encourage teens to learn technology and use it responsibly.

Call 563-326-7893 for further info.


Videos for the Teen Film Fest due next week!!

March 6, 2009

If you need any last minute help with filming, editing, creating a YouTube account, using the green screen, or even preparing an acceptance speech :) be sure to stop by one of the few remaining Teen Filming/Editing Labs at the Fairmount St. Library.  The dates and times for the last labs are as follows:

Saturday, March 7th, from 3-5

Tuesday, March 10th, from 5:30-7:30

Thursday, March 12, from 3-5

Saturday, March 14th, from 3-5  **NEW:  EXTRA LAB, JUST ADDED!!**

Teen Tech Week is next week, March 8th-14th, which is the same time that we ask that all films be uploaded to the Libraries Together YouTube group.  Also, don’t forget to fill out an entry form and submit it to your local library.  The final red-carpet premiere on the big screen at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre will be Thursday, March 26th at 7pm.  There will also be a pre-party at 6pm for the filmmakers and their guests.  All are welcome to the screening.  Hope to see you there!  For all the details on the 2nd Annual Teen Film Fest click here.

And let me just leave you with this green screen effect blooper…enjoy!