Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

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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November 7 Deadline for December ACT Exam

Be sure to register online by Friday, November 7 if you plan to take the December 13 ACT exam. 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 … Continue reading

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2014 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from mid August through Teen Read Week, Oct. 12- 18, with more than 12,000 votes cast. There were 25 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s … Continue reading

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Great Graphic Novels for Children & Teens

Graphic novels are simply stories organized in a comic-strip format. With the popularity of books like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” and “Dork Diaries,” there has been dramatic growth in the quantity and quality of graphic novels available for children and teens. … Continue reading

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