Teen Tech Week

by teensadmin on March 8, 2017






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 LibraryDesign 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.



Got Talent?

by teensadmin on February 14, 2017

teen extravganza 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

conacademyCon Academy by Joe Schreiber



dimeDime by E.R. Frank



emberAn Ember in the Ashes: a novel by Sabaa Tahir



last wordEvery Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone



went downHow it Went Down by Kekla Magoon



princessI am Princess X by Cherie Priest



I'll meet you thereI’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios



None aboveNone of the Above by I.W. Gregorio



noviceThe Novice by Taran Matharu



paperweightPaperweight by Meg Haston



sacredThe Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes



secretSecret Side of Empty by Maria E. Andreu



simonSimon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli



sugarSugar: a novel by Deirdre Riordan Hall



paintedUnder a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee



moleculesWe Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen-Fernlund



whenWhen by Victoria Laurie



writtenWritten in the Stars by Aisha Saeed



xX: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz






Under Construction

by DCPL on January 24, 2017

Teen pages will be updated with the latest information soon. Thanks for your patience.


Getting on the Road

If you are fourteen or older, one of the things to look forward to is getting your driver’s permit or license. The Library has a few resources to help you succeed in getting on the road. The newest resource includes Driving Tests, with eleven different tests to help you prepare for the Georgia Drivers Permit. Driving […]

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Yeah, Summer is Here!

School is out and we are celebrating! The Teen Advisory Board of the DeKalb County Public Library is sponsoring a kick-off for our Vacation Reading Program. The event will be on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Decatur Library. We’ll have a variety of board games to play, interactive Avengers (you can […]

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Happenings at the Library

  Looking for something to do? To see all of the programs coming up at the Library, check out the events calendar for teens and tweens.  

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We Want to Hear from You!!

This week is Teen Tech Week. The theme this year is Libraries are for Making… In celebration of Teen Tech Week, we are asking you to take a few minutes to fill out our Teen Survey. We would like to hear your opinion on a variety of subjects so that we can better serve you. […]

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