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About Brandy

Gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, connoisseur of fine children's and young adult literature, and DBRLTeen blog coordinator.

Best Teen Books of 2014

“If I Stay” by Gayle Forman. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell. These were the heavy hitters on this year’s New York Times’ “Young Adult Best Seller List.” Whether you’re looking to … Continue reading

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Register by 12/19 for John Green’s Autograph

Two weeks remain to register for the “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” audiobook giveaway! This title is co-authored by award-winning YA writers John Green and David Levithan. They have each autographed the copy that we will be giving away to one lucky winner on Friday, December 19. … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Project Teen & Pizza

Project Teen: Memories Monday, December 15 at 6 p.m. Columbia Public Library Craft a personalized memory jar as a gift or in preparation of the New Year, and enjoy free pizza. Ages 12-18. Registration required. To sign-up, please call (573) 443-3161.  In … Continue reading

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Book Cover Contest: First Place Winner

At the conclusion of our Book Cover Contest, we prepare for the launch of our next competition, the March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Through a series of votes, we are narrowing our list of the 32 most popular teen books to one … Continue reading

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Book Cover Contest: Second Place Winner

Today we continue to recognize the winners in the DBRLTeen Book Cover Contest. But first, did you know that the library has four apps that allow you to access free movies, music, ebooks, audiobooks and magazines? Overdrive offers access to thousands … Continue reading

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Book Cover Contest: Third Place Winner

Many thanks to the young adults who submitted their artwork into the DBRLTeen Book Cover Contest. We received 24 entries from throughout Boone and Callaway counties. If you are looking to develop your skills as an artist, the library has … Continue reading

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“Will Grayson, Will Grayson” Book Giveaway

To celebrate the holiday season,  DBRLTeen will be giving away an autographed copy of “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” on CD! This audiobook is about two teenage boys with the same name, whose lives intersect in unexpected ways. “One cold night, in a … Continue reading

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2015 Winter Program Preview

March Madness Teen Book Tournament In mid-December, we will announce the 32 contenders in DBRL’s March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Starting in early January, we will begin voting for the Mid-Missouri teen book champion. Each time you vote, your name … Continue reading

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Safe Place: A Resource for Teens in Need

On average, 2.8 million teens runaway from home each year. Rainbow House, a local emergency shelter for youth, receives 10-15 calls each month from teens who have either been abused or kicked out of their homes. To help combat this … Continue reading

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Project Teen to Celebrate New Hobbit Movie

Celebrate the upcoming Hobbit movie and the Dwarven new year with dwarvish crafts and a free pizza lunch! Join us for either of these sessions of Project Teen: Friday, November 14  at the Columbia Public Library at 1 p.m. Ages 12-18. Registration … Continue reading

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