Screen Free Week

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Celebrating Screen-Free Week

What is Screen-Free Week?

Screen-Free Week is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond screens. It might sound overwhelming—a whole week of no screens in today’s virtual world? We promise it’s not---it’s about YOUR pledge to reduce screen time, one minute, one hour, or one day. Technology is great, and we recognize that we’re USING screens to connect with our community about reducing screens. We simply ask you to be intentional about screens, reducing time spend absorbing paid advertisements, and disengaging with the physical world. It’s an opportunity to seek out what is meaningful in our lives, restoring attention, strengthening community, feeling joy and reconnecting to the wonders of the natural world.
Screen-Free Week is a national celebration brought to you locally by United Way of Freeborn County, Albert Lea Public Library, Whimzy and Albert Lea Convention & Visitor's Bureau. 

This sounds great! Count us in. How do we get started?

Simply pick up a pledge at Whimzy, Albert Lea Public Library, Albert Lea Family YMCA, Albert Lea Convention & Visitor’s Bureau or United Way of Freeborn County. Decide what your pledge is, and then set out to do that! Along with your pledge card, you’ll find Screen Free Bingo, and a flyer with activities happening all week. 


How else can we participate?

Spread the word! Invite your neighbors, your friends, your faith based community to participate. Take pictures of your activities and add more ideas on social media (remember, we’re being intentional about screens, not banning them).  We invite you to use #uwfcscreenfree to help share ideas for fun!



Download our Screen Free Week Poster! 

 Download our Screen Free Week BINGO Sheet! 


Need more ideas? Click here to explore activities happening from the Community Calendar!