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It turns out that our predictions for the 2014 Gateway and Truman award winners were spot-on. Veronica Roth is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for her book, “Divergent.” In a future Chicago, Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define … Continue reading
Earth Day: Trash to Treasures Tuesday, April 22 › 3:30 p.m. Southern Boone County Public Library Give a second life to unneeded items by turning them into useful objects or creative works of art. We’ll provide all materials and lots of … Continue reading
After two months of nail-biting competition, central Missouri teens have selected their March Madness Teen Book Tournament Champion. We began with a list of 32 finalists which included bestsellers such as “Delirium” by Lauren Oliver, “Legend” by Marie Lu, and many Gateway and Truman Award nominees. Many thanks to the teachers … Continue reading
VOTE NOW through March 31 for the tournament champion! Three months of reading and preparation have led to this moment: the announcement of our teen book tournament finalists! Thank you to all the students who have shared their favorites with us. So far, we’ve … Continue reading
The registration deadline for the May 3 SAT exam is Friday, April 4. Sign-up online. If you would like to know more about testing locations, exam costs and fee waivers, please visit our online guide to SAT/ACT preparation. The library also has … Continue reading
VOTE NOW through March 24 for the final two contending titles! During the months of February and March, area young adults have eliminated 28 books to determine their top four favorite titles in the March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Below is a … Continue reading
The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri … Continue reading
Design a Bookmark Contest Help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the teen theme, “Spark a Reaction.” Winners’ artwork from each library will appear on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer. … Continue reading
After an exciting two months of voting, DBRLTeen is proud to announce the Sweet 16 in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament. However, if you are just joining in the fun, here’s a little background to get you caught up. Through a … Continue reading
The registration deadlines are fast approaching for those planning to take the next round of ACT exams. Registration for the April 14 ACT exam is due Friday, March 7. Sign-up online. If you would like to know more about testing locations, costs and fee … Continue reading