Teen Tech Week, March 5-11, 2017, is a national initiative that focuses on promoting libraries’ non-print resources, such as downloadable magazines, eBooks, hotspots, and databases to teens. This annual event is sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association. This year’s theme is be the Source of Change. Knowing how to use digital technology is important for school, career and personal enrichment. The library is a great place to learn more about digital technology while having fun! DeKalb County Public Library has some fun programs during Teen Tech Week and additional technology-related programs throughout the months of March and April you will want to explore. Please check for times and registration requirements.
Learn computer coding at the Stonecrest Library’s monthly Computer Coding Club, Saturday, March 4, 2017. Pick up a virtual scavenger hunt sheet and learn about the library’s digital resources March 6, 2017 at the Clarkston Library. Design a Paper Luminary at the Salem-Panola Library, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Conquer a challenge using a robot at the monthly Masters Builders Club, at the Stonecrest Library, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Join the STEAM Teens, March 22, 2017 at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library. Learn the basic technology and information organization for App Building at the Stonecrest Library, Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
The Fifth Annual Teen Talent Extravaganza will be held in the Decatur Library auditorium on March 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. If you missed your opportunity to sign up and showcase your talent or if you are not daring enough to get on stage yourself, you are invited to see our version of Who’s Got Talent. This is a production sponsored by DeKalb County Public Library and the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).
Let your voice be heard about what you think is the best book nominated for the 2016-2017 Georgia Peach award. The nominees were announced last year, and the time is now to vote for your favorite. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Award Book and Honor Books. The deadline to vote is March 12, 2017. The winning titles will be announced March 25, 2017.
There are two ways that you can vote this year. Pick up a paper ballot at your local library or vote online here. Haven’t read any of the books? It’s not too late to start reading them now! See the list below.
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel
Con Academy by Joe Schreiber
Dime by E.R. Frank
An Ember in the Ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios
None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
The Novice by Taran Matharu
Paperweight by Meg Haston
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
Secret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu
Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Sugar: a novel by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund
When by Victoria Laurie
Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
Teen pages will be updated with the latest information soon. Thanks for your patience.