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

by teensadmin on June 23, 2015

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 prizes from our amazing sponsors Anime Weekend Atlanta and Epic Cosplay, as well as items provided by the Friends of the Hairston Crossing, Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg, and Stonecrest Libraries.

If you wish to compete, be sure to arrive by 1:00 p.m. for pre-judging, and check out full rules and information on our website at

Interested in learning more about cosplay? Come to one of our Teen Cosplay Tutorials to learn about creating amazing costumes and accessories on a budget. Tutorials will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Stonecrest Library and on Monday, June 29, 2015, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library.




Unmask! Reading

by teensadmin on June 9, 2015

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 DeKalb County Library or you can sign up online here. For Every four hours you read or activities you complete, you earn a raffle ticket. When you read eight hours, you will receive a ticket to the Mystery Room and your choice of a pen or cloth book bag. Some of the raffle prizes include tickets to an Atlanta Silverbacks game, Kindle HD Fire, Visa gift cards, and more!!

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally’s best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.


Out of Nowhere by Maria Padian

Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.


The Death of Captain America by Ed Brubaker

Agent 13, Bucky Barnes, the Falcon, Black Widow and Iron Man… Steve Rogers was often the glue that bound these heroes together in common cause. Now, in the aftermath of his death, they come together again in a desperate attempt to keep his dream alive. But the collapse of Steve Roger’s dream was just the first step in the wicked machinations of the Red Skull, who is determined to see the death of America follow soon after the death of the Captain. As the Skull’s master plan kicks into motion, and chaos begins to take hold of the United States, only one man stands in its way — but is he up to the task?

Into the Dark: An Echo Falls Mystery by Peter Abrahams

Thirteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes aficionado Ingrid Levin-Hill tries to clear her grandfather’s name when he is accused of murdering an environmental activist found dead on his farm.


The Selection by Kiera Cass

“Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection–a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa’s prince–but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.”–Provided by publisher.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One takes place in the not-so-distant future–the world has turned into a very bleak place, but luckily there is OASIS, a virtual reality world that is a vast online utopia. People can plug into OASIS to play, go to school, earn money, and even meet other people (or at least they can meet their avatars), and for protagonist Wade Watts it certainly beats passing the time in his grim, poverty-stricken real life.


The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Seventeen-year-old Gene has passed as a vampire for years, carefully following every rule, but now, just as he finds a girl worth fighting for, he is chosen to participate in the hunt for the last remaining humans among ruthless vampires who soon suspect his true nature.


Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

When alchemist Sydney is ordered into hiding to protect the life of Moroi princess Jill Dragomir, the last place she expects to be sent is a human private school in Palm Springs, California. But at their new school, the drama is only just beginning.


Jump: A Novel by Ginger Rue

A bullying, narcissistic high school junior discovers the transforming power of compassion when she literally “walks in someone else’s shoes.”


The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

On her way to marry a prince she’s never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers.


The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with–and protection from–Venice’s “Thief Lord.”


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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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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