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Celebrate Teen Literature Day… Georgia style

Today is Celebrate Teen Literature day! It was first celebrated in 2007 and has continued to grow each year. We would like to celebrate those Young Adult authors who currently live in the greater Atlanta area. Below are a few of the more well know authors and a sampling of their books that you might […]

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YALSA’s 2012 Teens’ Top Ten Winners

Each year teens have an opportunity to nominate their favorite book of the previous year. The teens who can nominate are members of sixteen teen book clubs that have been selected by the organization YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association)  and then later all teens have an opportunity to vote on the list selected for […]

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YALSA’s Teens Top Ten: help select this year’s winners!

Did you know every year there is a list of books that are considered the top ten teen books for the year? YALSA (Young Adult Library Service Association) selects a group of teen book clubs who nominate twenty-five titles to be considered for the Top Ten Teen list. After the titles have been nominated, voting […]

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And the winner is…..

Yesterday the winners of the 2012 ALA Youth Media awards were announced. These awards are nominated and decided upon by a variety of librarians. The winners and runner-ups, if the DeKalb Library System currently owns them, are listed below. If you are looking for something new to read, you might check them out. I know […]

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Top 10 teen books of 2011

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) for the Library has voted on their own top 10 list from the YALSA’s  Teens’ Top Ten  nominated top 2011 titles. The TAB’s top Teen books of 2011 are: I am J by Chris Beam J, who feels like a boy mistakenly born as a girl, runs away from his […]

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Teen Tech Week!

March 7-13 is Teen Tech Week, a national initiative that focuses on promoting libraries’ nonprint resources to teens. This annual event is sponsored by YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association and this year they have chosen the theme Learn Create Share @ Your Library. This year’s aim is to remind teens and those that […]

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