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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.

2016 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the official titles of the 2016 Teens’ Top Ten. Teens all over the world voted starting August 15 with voting lasting through Teen Read Week, October 9-15. Altogether, over 28,000 votes were … Continue reading

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Beta Test the Library’s New Website

See what useful updates we’ve made to the library’s new website and help us beta test it now at We want your help troubleshooting anything we’ve missed during our in-house testing. Try it on your computer and mobile devices, … Continue reading

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November 4 Deadline for December ACT Exam

Be sure to register online by Friday, November 4 if you plan to take the December 10 ACT exam. If you would like to know more about testing locations, exam costs and fee waivers, please visit our  online guide to ACT/SAT preparation. The library … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Blacklight Art

Blacklight Art Columbia Public Library Monday, November 7, 5:30-7 p.m. Learn about the science of light while creating glowing works of art with special fluorescent paint. Ages 10 and older. Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.

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FAFSA Frenzy Sessions Begin Soon!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the primary application used by all colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. More importantly, this form is mandatory for all those planning to attend college. The Missouri Department … Continue reading

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Teen Photo Contest: #Bookface

Celebrate Teen Read Week by getting in on the #bookface social media phenomenon. Replace your face (or a friend’s!) with a book’s cover, creating the illusion that you and the jacket art are one. We’ll have a selection of books to use … 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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Gaming Events at Your Library

Gamer Eve Columbia Public Library Monday, October 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Bring your table top games and your Magic: The Gathering cards for an evening of gaming! Play Gloom, Pandemic, Small World or something new. Snacks provided. Ages 10 and older. … Continue reading

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