Dalton Teen Department

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The Dalton-Whitfield Library welcomes its teens and young adults. There is a room devoted to the young adult collection of books and designed to give teens (ages 12-18) a space to hang out in.

This room includes all of the young adult book collection, seating, a black board with chalk, and computers.

Teen Advisory Group

The library is forming a Teen Advisory Group (TAG). This is a fantastic opportunity for teens in 6th – 12th grade to come together and get volunteer/community service hours, win prizes, get work experience, plan and participate in programs, and generally have a good time. Interested teens should e-mail Betsy Powell at powellb@ngrl.org, call her at (706) 876-1365 or message her on the Library’s Facebook Page.
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Books

The young adult/teen section offers a wide variety of books aimed at teens. If you know what you’re looking for, you can head straight for the shelves. If you don’t, you can print out the What Should I Read Next form and bring it into the library, or email the young adult librarian, Betsy, at powellb@ngrl.org with the same basic information as the form.

There are fiction books that include popular series like the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins and The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Fiction books are shelved by the last name of the author, but if you’re looking for a popular series, look for a magnetic label with the series name.

IMG_0056In addition to the fiction books, the teen area has some non-fiction books on important topics, such as social issues, health and development, and history. These books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System.

  • 000 – Computer science, information & general works
  • 100 – Philosophy and psychology
  • 200 – Religion
  • 300 – Social sciences
  • 400 – Language
  • 500 – Science
  • 600 – Technology
  • 700 – Arts & recreation
  • 800– Literature
  • 900 – History & geography

 

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Computers & Gaming

There are two computers designed for playing online games such as Minecraft, and League of Legends, watching videos on YouTube, and doing homework. Unfortunately, we cannot provide accounts to these games, simply allow teens to have a place to play them. There is also a TV with HDMI ports, allowing teens to bring in gaming consoles to play with their friends during special events.

The library also provides summer reading programs for 6th – 10th grade, and will be hosting free events for teens to join throughout the summer and school year.

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