Libraries have always adapted to meet the needs of the people they serve. Teens’ use of technology increased dramatically in recent years, yet more teens are doing this from home instead of the library. The Pew Internet & American Life project found that 93 percent of teens go online, with many using social networking sites, to find news and information. New ways are needed to bring in teen users. The Rhode Island Computer Museum proposes a new lab space (robot builders, Video gaming, etc ) at a local library that is a trusted resource to promote creativity, critical thinking, and hands-on connected computer learning opportunities. “The Learning Lab Maker Space” is aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries.
So ask your local library to schedule one now!Equipment in the collection
Large Systems (Servers, Workstations, Minicomputers, Mainframes, Components)
Small Systems (Personal Computers, Components)
Foreign Market Personal Computers (Mostly British)
Projects and Slide Shows
Other Suggested Venues
RICM NYC Fire station Pickup
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