Funding for You Try-It! Kits was provided by The LSTA Grant 2014, the Kansas State Library, and by the NorthWest Kansas Library System whose mission is to provide services to member libraries and those areas that are not served by a local library with a vision of leading the quest for information sharing through innovative services and technology for member libraries.
You Try-It! Kits are provided to libraries in Kansas by the NorthWest Kansas Library System in an effort to engage the young adult population in libraries. YT! Kits are varied in theme, requiring extensive technological savvy or none. The target population can learn by doing, by teaching, or by watching. We seek for YT! Kits to help engage young adults in creating their own programming and developing peer-to-peer relationships as well as strong bonds with their librarians and their communities.
The primary goal of You Try-It! is to give young people and their libraries the opportunity to grow together while they (you guessed it!) TRY SOMETHING NEW.