"We're trying to use technology as a way to get kids into the library and to engage them where they're at. So, we are doing some free programs with some really great classes that you can do at the branches," Denver Public Library spokesperson, Nikki Van Thiel said.
Denver Public Libraries says they want to get kids involved with their local libraries and the services they provide. This week is "Teen Tech Week", March 4th -10th. Teen Tech week is a national program to educate kids and get them involved with new types of technology.
"Some of the stuff you can do is, 'bling-out' your gadgets; your cell phone or MP3 Player and craft it up to however you like it," Van Thiel said.
Although the libraries have participated in Teen Tech Week for the last several years, they say, with all the new technology, this year is different.
"We're going to be doing some stuff in the computer technology center which is really exciting stuff. You can learn to edit your own photos. You can also make your own beats with Linux Multimedia Studio," she said.
Teen Tech Week is not the only reason to get involved with the Denver Public Library. They hold interesting and educational events all year long.
"We do have kids that are already there. But, we are trying to meet them half-way so they can bring more friends. We also hold a lot of stuff throughout the year. We have teen advisory boards, book clubs and April is National Poetry Month, so we are going to be doing some really cool poetry programs," Van Thiel said.
Teen tech week runs through friday. To find out more about the programs being offered near you visit denverlibrary.org.
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