The Georgia Peach Book Award works to promote reading and literacy skills in teens. Each year, a committee of school and public librarians reads widely to choose a list of 20 nominated titles. Then, young adults choose books from among that list to read and rate. The books that earn the highest number of readers and ratings become the Peach Book and Honor Books.

Check out the 2015-2016 Georgia Peach Book Award Nominees from DeKalb County Public Library (see links to the DCPL catalog below) and cast your votes at the Georgia Teen Book Award for Teen Readers site!

Are You ExperiencedAre You Experienced by Jordan Sonnenblick





Caged WarriorCaged Warrior by Alan Lawrence Sitomer





Death-Struck YearA Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier (eBook also available)





Everything Leads To YouEverything Leads To You by Nina LaCour





FakeIDFake ID by Lamar Giles





Faking NormalFaking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens (downloadable audiobook also available)




Far From YouFarFromYou by Tess Sharpe





Free To FallFree to Fall by Lauren Miller





Girls Like UsGirls Like Us by Gail Giles (eBook also available)





Hostage ThreeHostage Three by Nick Lake (eBook also available)





GiveYouTheSunI’ll Give You the Sun by by Jandy Nelson (audiobook CD also available)





JackabyJackaby by William Ritter (eBook and audiobook CD also available)





Killer of EnemiesKiller of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac





Nearly GoneNearly Gone by Elle Cosimano





Phoenix IslandPhoenix Island by John Dixon (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)




Say What You WillSay What You Will by Cammie McGovern (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)




Scar BoysThe Scar Boys by Len Vlahos (eBook and downloadable audiobook also available)




We Were LiarsWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart (ebook, downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)




What I Thought Was TrueWhat I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick (downloadable audiobook and audiobook CD also available)




When I Was the GreatestWhen I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds (downloadable audiobook also available)





Getting on the Road

by teensadmin on September 1, 2015

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 Tests can be found on our Reference Databases page under Test Preparation.

Need some help identifying signs? Are your more of a visual learner? Check out Passing the Written DMV Test. (This is not state specific, so you might also want to check Driving Tests to refine your skills.)

We have some books that might get you thinking about a road trip…or not. Here are a few to explore:

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown

Seventeen-year-old Kendra, living in the shadow of her brother’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, takes a life-changing road trip with him.



Going Bovine by Libba Bray

About Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old who, after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s (aka mad cow) disease, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital, in an attempt to find a cure.



Zits: Shredded by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman

“Based on the hit comic strip Zits and featuring over 300 sidesplitting illustrations, Shredded follows high school sophomore Jeremy Duncan and his band, Goat Cheese Pizza, on an epic road adventure to record their first album. It’s too bad that the only studio they can afford is all the way in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, but if they can just pump enough french-fry grease into their newly veggie-powered van, they actually might make it there!”–Publisher’s website.


Thanks for a Great Summer at the Library!

by DCPL on August 7, 2015

See what’s coming up next for Teens and Tweens at DCPL.


July Happenings

by teensadmin on June 30, 2015

We are a few weeks into the summer break. Are you looking for something to do? The Library has a variety of activities just for teens. Like to watch movies? This month you can catch Captain America: Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, or Maleficent.

Want to unleash your creative side? Check out Teen Super Tees, Super Hero Cupcake Decorating, or UnMask! The Wire. Like to compete? There are several competitions at the Library in July. Take a look at Cupcake Battle, Superhero Jeopardy, Teen Cosplay Competition or Teen Cutthroat Kitchen. Want to get active or challenge your mind? The Library has Hula Hoops, Teen Chess Club, or Gaming Afternoon.

Discover the Hero Within is a special, motivational and interactive, musically-based program. Take a look at the events calendar to find out additional information about these programs and more offerings. Don’t forget that each program you attend counts for an hour in our Teen Vacation Reading Program. To find out more about the reading program and the prizes you could win, click here.


Teen Cosplay Competition

Calling all teen cosplayers! DeKalb County Public Library is thrilled to present our first ever Teen Cosplay Competition on Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library. The competition is a chance for participants ages 10-17 to show off their costumes from anime/manga, film, literature or video games. Winners in various categories will receive […]

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Unmask! Reading

The DeKalb County Public Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) has created a list of books. This list includes books that TAB members have enjoyed and that fit the vacation reading theme for this year. Have you signed up for our Vacation Reading Program yet? You may do so by dropping by any location of the […]

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UnMask That First Job for Teens

Are you a teen who is looking for a job or never had a job?  On Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Stonecrest Library, there will be a workshop that will introduce teens to the process of how to look for a job. This workshop is limited to the first fifty teens. During this workshop, […]

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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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