Library launches teen tech week

The Cowichan library is celebrating a do-it-yourself approach to teem technology this week.

The library is hosting Teen Tech Week from Sunday to Friday with a phone gear competition that encourages Cowichan 12- to 18-year-olds to design their own cell phone case with whatever material they have at hand.

Drop it off at the Cowichan Branch before 8 p.m. Tuesday and qualify for prizes in four categories: most environmental, best promotion of a company or cause, most practical for everyday use, best original artwork.

"Librarians know that teens are extraordinarily creative and can make just about anything – from Minecraft monuments to electronics-turned-jewelery. We are running programs to highlight and develop these amazing skills," said library spokeswoman Eileen Gillette in a press release.

"Teen Tech Week is also a way for librarians to demonstrate the value of the library while offering teens a space to explore and extend their learning beyond the classroom."

Prizes will be presented at 2 p.m. March 15 at the Cowichan Branch.

For more information, call 250-746-7661.

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