Every year, the American Library Association, in conjunction with the Young Adult Library Services Association, sponsors Teen Tech Week (March 5-11) as a way to showcase all of the digital resources that libraries make available to help teens succeed in school and beyond.

My husband frequently waxes rhapsodic about the perfect e-reader. We are a family of tech geeks, so this is not an unusual conversation in our household. Said device would have terabyte-sized storage, so it would be able to hold thousands of titles.

My oldest son was given his first research project in third grade. He was excited to go to the library and gather the information until he realized what was involved. “Aren’t you going to get all this stuff for me?” “I’m going to do something even better,” I said. “I’m going to show you how …