DW Teen Blog

Welcome to the Dalton Teen Blog!
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NGRL – SRP SweepStakes

Win awesome prizes for your reading!

Every year, GPLS partners with some awesome groups in order to encourage kids to read. Find out more information below!

BravesPrize: A free Braves ticket and a SUBWAY Restaurants Fresh Fit for Kids Meal.
Start Date: May 15th, 2015
Deadline: August 31st, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least one book on sports/sportsmanship, then register for the Home Run Readers program and complete the grade appropriate online activity. Print off your certificate and bring it to the library to receive a redeemable code!
More Information: Visit the website at braves.com/reading/ or by clicking the image.

GPLS_Scanner-20150505090751 Prize: A free youth ticket with the purchase of at least 1 adult ticket to a 2015-16 Atlanta Hawks regular season game and a bookmark
Start Date: May 22nd, 2015
Deadline: August 28th, 2015
Qualifications: Open to Georgia students in grades K-12.
How to enter: Read at least five books, then register for the Check It Out program. Expect an e-mail with your ticket information in October at the start of the Hawks’ season!
More Information: Visit the website at CheckItOutReading.com or by clicking the image.


DW – Late Opening Due to Race

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be have a late opening: Saturday, May 9th at 10:30am

Due to the Bill Gregory race, which will be taking place on Waugh street and other surrounding streets, Dalton-Whitfield Library will be delaying its opening. This will hopefully allow staff members and patrons to get to the building without difficulties from road closings.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this might cause. The library will still close at 1:30pm, and the computer lab will still close at 1:15 pm.


DW – Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

Dalton-Whitfield Library will be hosting an author visit from Chris Cructcher: May 11th from 4:30 – 6:30pm

Come find out how Chris Crutcher, author of many teen and YA books, came to be the author he is today! He will read from one of his books and then participate in discussion. This reading and discussion is free to the public, so join us! This event is for teens in 6-12th grade.

Some of the books by Chris Crutcher include:

  • Deadline
  • Period.8
  • Angry Management
  • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Whale Talk

Chris Crutcher will be at Dalton Library on May 11th from 4:30 - 6:30 for a reading and discussion. Free to the public!


DW – Teen Lego Challenge DIY Night

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Teen DIY Night: Lego Challenge

Do you like to build things? Did you play with Legos as a kid? Come show off your real-world building skills in this challenge! We’ll provide the legos. Teens in 6th-12th grade only, please!


DW – Teen Drop-in Activity

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents Drop-In Activities for Teens

We know your schedule can get too busy to come in at a set time. Drop by any time during the following weeks to do a quick, self-guided activity that you get to take home with you!


DW – Cancelled: Sensational Science

Dalton-Whitfield Library will not be hosting Sensational Science on Thursday, February 26th due to inclement weather

Stay safe and stay warm!


NGRL – CLOSED Due to Inclement Weather

All NGRL Libraries (Dalton, Calhoun, and Chatsworth) will be closed will be closed all day on Thursday, February 26th due to weather

The library will be closed all day due to the inclement weather. Stay safe and stay warm!

When the library is closed, you can always renew your items online and check out ebooks, eaudiobooks, and emagazines from our Digital Media page using your library card and PIN.


DW – TAG Meeting

Dalton-Whitfield Library’s Teen Advisory Group will be meeting

Are you part of the TAG yet? If you’re between 12 and 18 and you want to play a role in how the library serves teens, come to the TAG!


DW – Teen Drop In Activity: Puzzle

Dalton-Whitfield Library presents a Teen Drop-In Activity: Puzzles!

Drop by the teen room any time during the week of Monday, March 16th- Friday, March 20th to help put together a puzzle.


DW – Guardians of the Galaxy Teen Movie

Dalton-Whitfield Library is presenting a teen movie: Guardians of the Galaxy

Teens in 6th-12th grade are invited to a free showing of Guardians of the Galaxy! There will be free popcorn provided and candy available for purchase. Please note, Guardians of the Galaxy is PG-13. The movie will be showing 03/13/2015 at 3:30pm.