Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

2016-17 Truman Award Finalists

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least four of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next March, so you have plenty … Continue reading

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Explore Electronics with Snap Circuits

Circuit Science: Teen Columbia Public Library, Studio Tuesday, June 7 from 2-3 p.m. –OR– 6-7 p.m. Use Snap Circuits and our new Snap Rovers to discover the basics of electrical circuits. In this session, we’ll create a “Morse Code Generator,” … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Teen Book Festival

Barnes and Noble Bookstore  Columbia Mall, 2208 Bernadette Dr. June 10-12 Barnes & Noble will be hosting their first-ever Teen Book Festival from June 10-12. The event will include author events, writing workshops, panel discussions, trivia, games and giveaways. Special … Continue reading

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Wii U Family Game Time on May 27

Wii U Family Game Time Friday, May 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Columbia Public Library, Studio Become a dancing superstar in Just Dance 2015, a gold cup winner in “Mario Kart 8” or a party animal in “Mario Party 10.” Snacks provided. … Continue reading

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2016 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across the country are responsible for narrowing down a list of nominees for … Continue reading

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2016 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

The winners for the Gateway and Truman Readers Awards have been announced! The recipients for these book awards are chosen each year by Missouri high school and junior high students, respectively. This year, over 8,000 votes were cast by students … Continue reading

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2016 Teen Summer Reading Preview

Wednesday, June 1 marks the launch of our annual teen Summer Reading program!  Sign up at teens.dbrl.org, or at any of our three library branches or bookmobile stops. Young adults ages 12-18 will be challenged to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook Downloads From SYNC

SYNC, a service of AudioFile Magazine, offers free downloadable audiobooks during the summer months.  Through this program, you can download two free titles each week from May 5 through August 17. This summer’s lineup includes “The Sin Eater’s Daughter” by Melissa … Continue reading

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