Got Talent?

by teensadmin on February 14, 2017

teen extravganza The Fifth Annual Teen Talent Extravaganza will be held in the Decatur Library auditorium on March 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. If you missed your opportunity to sign up and showcase your talent or if you are not daring enough to get on stage yourself, you are invited to see our version of Who’s Got Talent. This is a production sponsored by DeKalb County Public Library and the Teen Advisory Board (TAB).


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






Under Construction

by DCPL on January 24, 2017

Teen pages will be updated with the latest information soon. Thanks for your patience.


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.


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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Teen Book Swap at Decatur Library

Bring a friend. Bring a book. Come. Attend. 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 […]

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