iPod up for grabs in library scavenger hunt

iPod up for grabs in library scavenger hunt

The Gilroy library is getting a head start on Teen Tech Week by
holding a database scavenger hunt, beginning Friday and running
through March 14, according to a library press release.
Gilroy teens have a chance to win an iPod shuffle and a $50 iTunes gift card – all thanks to their local library.

The Gilroy Public Library is getting a head start on Teen Tech Week by holding a database scavenger hunt, beginning Friday and running through March 14, according to a library press release.

Participants can enter to win by submitting a completed and correct entry using the Electronic Library 24/7 online feature either at the library or from home. Entry forms can be obtained at the library, located at 7652 Monterey Street, or printed from the library’s website. For an entry form, click here.

The scavenger hunt is intended to promote the library’s nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology, according to the press release.

Teen Tech Week, which runs March 6-12, is a national initiative to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries, according to the Young Adult Library Services Association.

The 2011 theme – “Mix and Mash @ your library” – encourages teens to use library resources to express their creativity, develop their own online content and safely share it by using online collaborative tools.

For information on the contest, contact the Santa Clara County Library Gilroy branch at 842-8207.

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