2017 Teen Summer Reading Program Kick-off!

by teensadmin on May 20, 2017










Come relax and celebrate the beginning of summer with an escape room, karaoke, and a t-shirt-to-tote craft (bring your own t-shirt)! You can sign up for the Teen Build a Better World Summer Reading Program and enter a drawing for a Six Flags Season Pass (must be present to win). Light refreshments will be served and the fun begins at 2:00 p.m. at the Decatur Library, Saturday, May 20, 2017!




The purpose of the Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers is to highlight and promote the best of current young adult literature for Georgia high school students. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of twenty nominated titles.  Then young adults choose books from among the list to read and rate.  The 2016 – 2017 winner of the Georgia Peach Award is The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel.  The two honor books are Simon and the Homo Sapiens by Becky Albertalli and When by Victoria Laurie.  Below are the 2017 – 2018 nominees:

index.aspxSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo




indexThe Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett




index (1)Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw




index (2)Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame




index (3)Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova




index (4)Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano




index (5)Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard




index (6)Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow




index (7)Code of Honor by Alan Gratz




index (8)Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin




index (10)My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows




We are the Antsindex (11) by Shaun David Hutchinson




index (12)Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff




index (13)The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter




index (14)True Letters from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan




index (15)When We Collided  by Emery Lord




index (16)Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy




index (17)All American Boys by Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely




index (18)This Savage Song: a monsters of verity novel by Victoria Schwab




index (19)Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas


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






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