Martin County Library System Press Releases

February 22, 2013

Teen Tech Week library events kick off in March

For immediate release:  February 22, 2013             
Contact:  Alicen Kikkert, Martin County Library System, Public Relations, (772) 463-3205

Teen Tech Week, a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, is set for March 10 – 16, with two Martin County Library System branches hosting activities just before and during that week. The Blake Library, located at 2351 S.E. Monterey Road, Stuart, presents:

• Super Mario Extravaganza! on Thursday, March 7 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the John F. Armstrong Wing.  All Super Mario Brothers fans ages 10 and up are invited to play games on the Wii, make crafts, enjoy pizza and test their Super Mario trivia knowledge. Reservations are required. To register, call 772-221-1407.
• Tech for Teens! on Wednesday, March 13 from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. This is an opportunity to use the Kindle reader, Kindle Fire, NOOK® and iPad. Reservations are not required. For more information, please call 772-221-1407.

The Peter & Julie Cummings Library, located at 2551 S.W. Matheson Avenue, Palm City, will also offer Teen Tech @ Your Idea Lab on Friday, March 15 from 6:00 – 7:45 p.m. for students in 6th through 12th grade. This Teen Tech night gives young adults a chance to learn a variety of software and digital media skills from library staff. Refreshments will be served.

Teen Tech Week is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, and videogames. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries’ nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. 

To learn more about other Martin County Library System programs, call (772) 221-1403, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or visit the library website,




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