Teen Read Week to be celebrated at DeKalb Public Library

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library will host a number of teen programs during Teen Read Week. This year’s theme is “Read for the Fun of It.”

On Oct. 14 and Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m., teens are invited to recreate their favorite book covers. They can snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens.

On Oct. 15 and Oct. 17, from 4 to 6 p.m., stop by to participate in book spine poetry. Find just the right words on the edges of the library’s books and stack to “write” an emotional message or silly thought. They can snap a photo and post it to Instagram using #dkplteens.

Also, on Oct. 15, Breakout DeKalb will be at 3:30 p.m. Teens can get their friends together and solve puzzles to break out of a room and get a prize. This free program is intended for grades 6-12. Sign up upon arrival.

Then, later in the evening on Oct. 15, tweens can participate in Tweens Read. Join other tweens to talk about 2020 Bluestem and Caudill Book Award nominee “Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus” by Dusti Bowling. Copies of the book can be checked out in Youth Services by the public computers, while supplies last. This program will be in the lower-level Bilder Family Meeting Room.

Teens can participate in Teen Book Mob on the same night at 7 p.m. “You’re Welcome, Universe” by Whitney Gardner won the Schneider Family Book Award for its representation of the deaf experience. Copies are available on the New Teen Books shelf, while supplies last.

On Oct. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., the library will host Manga Trivia. Teens can bring their smartphone and participant in trivia at 4, 4:30 and 5 p.m. There also will be manga puzzles and coloring.

All of these free programs are intended for teens, grades 6-12, and will be in the Teen Room, with the exception of the Tween Reads book club.

For information, contact Susan at or 815-756-9568, ext. 3400.

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