Wizard Rock – Huffleriot Tour

by teensadmin on June 17, 2014

Calling all wizards, nerd fighters,  book lovers and pop culture fiends! Wizard Rock is coming back to the Decatur Library on Friday, June 27, 2014. This year, Tonks and the Aurors and Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills will be performing to satisfy even the casual nerd. The concert starts at 6:00 p.m., so dress up, nerd-out and bring your friends!


Spark a Reaction and read to win prizes!

by teensadmin on June 9, 2014

The summer is upon us! That can mean only one thing–it is time for the beginning of the Vacation Reading Program. This year the raffle ticket prizes include, but are not limited to, three Kindle HDs, Dragon Con passes or gift cards.

You can earn a raffle ticket for every 4 hours read or every 4 activities completed, up to a maximum of 12 raffle tickets. Take a look at the list of approved literacy activities here. The Vacation Reading Program will end July 31, 2014. You can pick up your logs at your local branch or register online.

If you register online, don’t forget to stop by a branch to pick up a Reading Make Cent$ College Sweepstakes bookmark to find out how to enter the sweepstakes. You could win $5,000 to apply towards college.

We would like to thank the following sponsors: DeKalb Library Foundation and Dragon Con 2014.


Spark a Reaction: Gaming Night

by teensadmin on May 6, 2014

Join the DeKalb County Public Library Teen Advisory Board in celebrating the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with a night of gaming. There will be video, live action, and board games available to play. The Gaming Night is at the Decatur Library on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Every teen attending will have the opportunity to sign up for the Vacation Reading Program. This year’s Vacation Reading Program theme is Spark a Reaction. Each participant who reads or completes five hours of approved activities will earn a raffle ticket. Three Kindle Fire HD tablets will be raffled off.

Finally, each teen attending Spark a Reaction: Gaming Night will receive a raffle ticket for the opportunity to win an author-signed copy of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars. This film version of this award winning teen book will be coming to movie theaters in June. The raffle will be held at 8:30 p.m. and you must be present to win.


Let Your Voice Be Heard!

by teensadmin on April 4, 2014

Are you a person who likes to make a difference in your community? The DeKalb County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a teen to serve on the Board as the teen representative. The goal of appointing a teen library board representative is to provide the Trustees with a teen perspective on library issues under discussion.

What are the requirements? You must be between the ages of fourteen and eighteen years of age, and live or go to school in DeKalb County. You must commit to full participation in the discussion during Library Board of Trustees meetings. (These meetings are generally held one Tuesday a month for approximately two hours, starting at 4:30 p.m., usually at the Library Administrative Center.) The meetings are normally set for the following months: January, March, May, July, August, October and December. You must be interested in personal development of leadership skills and community trusteeship.

Are you still interested? Here is what you need to do:

1. Print out the application located here.

2. Fill out the application. Type or print legibly.

3. Do not use additional pages.

4. Attach at least two letters of reference.

5. Return the application to the address on the form.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.


March Happenings

Looking for something to do this month?  Below is a sampling of programs that you might be interested in attending at the Library. To check all of the programs offered for the month, check out the teen events calendar. Movies Iron Man 3 at the Hairston Crossing Library on March 11, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. [...]

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February Happenings

Looking for something to do this month? The Library has a variety of events planned for teens for the month of February. Below is a sampling of these programs. To see all of the programs offered for the month, check out the teen events calendar. Movies Prince of Persia: Sands of Time at the Gresham [...]

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Got Talent?

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is looking for teens in seventh through twelfth grade to showcase their talent this March. The Teen Talent 2 Extravaganza will be held in the Decatur Library’s auditorium on March 22, 2014, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Do you or someone you know sing, dance, do stand-up comedy, draw or [...]

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January Happenings

Come in from the cold and warm up with great teen programs! Below is a sampling. To see all of the programs offered for the month, check out the teen events calendar.  Movies Jack the Giant Slayer at the Hairston Crossing Library on January 14 at 5:00 p.m.   Anime club Teen Anime Club at the [...]

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