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 yell things at the movie screen), and a teen book sale where every book is $1.00. Light refreshments will be served. This is a great chance to hang out with your friends and pick up your Vacation Reading log. The theme this year is Unmask!
How does the Vacation Reading Program work? For every four hours you read, or every four activities you complete, you earn a raffle ticket. These raffle tickets will earn you a chance for a variety of prizes, including a Kindle Fire, Visa gift card, a Read Poster (where you are the star), or copies of the Hunger Games trilogy.
Can’t make it out to the kick-off event? Beginning May 28, 2015, you can stop by any branch to pick up your Vacation Reading log or you can register online. The Vacation Reading Program is available from May 28 through July 31, 2015.
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.
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.
In addition to our survey, there are two programs that will let you explore how Libraries are for Making. On Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at the Salem-Panola Library, you will have an opportunity to make a working simple circuit using everyday materials during the Libraries are for Making: Teen Tech 2015 Program. On Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Flat Shoals Library, you will have an opportunity to make friends playing a variety of games during Gaming Day.
Bring a friend. Bring a book.
Forget your Nook.
Bring up to three teen books in good condition to the book swap. For each book you bring, you will get one ticket for a raffle, and you will be able to swap books equal to the number you bring. All teens are invited to support this event, which is the senior project of Decatur High School student Zoe Gatcombe. We’ll have a door prize and refreshments.
Don’t miss the Teen Book Swap at the Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030, on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open to the first 40 participants.