Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

Program Preview: Doctor Who Celebration

Calling all Doctor Who fans! Jump in your TARDIS and visit the library circa 2014 to join us for games, trivia and activities based on the British science fiction TV series. A sonic screwdriver may be involved. Costumes optional. Teens and … Continue reading

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Tween Recommended Reads

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created a Tween Recommended Reads booklist, intended to engage and encourage reading among those ages 10 to 12-years-old. This list has some familiar award-winning … Continue reading

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Reminder for Summer Reading Finishers

As part of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, we have asked area young adults to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and complete seven fun library-related activities. Beginning Monday, July 7, you can bring your completed punch card … Continue reading

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Project Teen: Trivia at the End of the World

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 for an afternoon of trivia just for teens at the Columbia Public Library. Answer questions related to your favorite dystopian young adult novels such as “Divergent,” “Hunger Games” and “Legend.” Rather than battle to … Continue reading

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Project Teen: Catapults

Visit the library to create your own catapult, then we’ll take it outside for a marshmallow-flinging competition. We’ll provide pizza afterwards. (For eating, not throwing!) Ages 11-16. Join us for either of these sessions: Callaway County Public Library on Friday, July 18 … Continue reading

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“Spark a Reaction” Photo Contest Reminder

This is a reminder to all our blog readers that July 25 is the deadline for submitting your photos for the “Spark a Reaction” Teen Photography Contest. Winners will receive a gift card to Barnes & Noble and their artwork … Continue reading

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2015 Truman Award Nominees

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to choose the actual winner. This year’s … Continue reading

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Free eBooks, Music, Movies and More!

Daniel Boone Regional Library provides cardholders with free access to hundreds of downloadable and streaming eBooks, magazines, audiobooks, music albums , movies and TV shows. To access this content from home, you will need to login using your DBRL library card number. Your … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Missing Scientists

Our traveling scientists want to go on summer vacation, too! Download one of our many scientist patterns and decorate it with your own creative flair. Then, as you are jet-setting across the globe or simply hanging out in your own backyard, snap a photo … Continue reading

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2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries across … Continue reading

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