Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

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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Program Preview: Ashland Scavenger Hunt

Starting October 1, stop by the Southern Boone County Public Library in Ashland to pick up a list of challenges and clues for a library scavenger hunt. You can work solo or with a team of friends.  Bring in your list … Continue reading

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October 9 Registration Deadline for November SAT Exam

The registration deadline for the November 8 SAT exam is Thursday, October 9. 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 a … Continue reading

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Author Antony John Visits October 16

Young Adult Author Antony John will visit the Columbia Public Library on Thursday October 16 at 7 p.m. Antony is the author of the award-winning book “Five Flavors of Dumb” as well as “Elemental” which is a current Truman Award … Continue reading

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Book Cover Contest

Teen Read Week is an annual celebration of reading! This year’s theme is “Turn Dreams Into Reality.” In honor of this theme, we want to see what new covers you can dream up for your favorite book. Just pick a title and redesign the cover … Continue reading

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Voting Begins for “Teens’ Top Ten”

The “Teens’ Top Ten” is a list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association. In fact, it’s the only reading list with titles nominated and voted on by teens. How does it work? Sixteen young adult … Continue reading

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Registration Dates for Upcoming ACT & SAT Exams

The registration deadlines are fast approaching for those planning to take the next round of ACT and SAT exams. Registration for the October 25 ACT exam is due Friday, September 19. Sign-up online. Registration for the November 8 SAT exam is due Thursday, … Continue reading

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Upcoming Teen Game Nights

Wii U Dance-Off Wednesday, September 17, 2:45-5 p.m. Think you have the best dance moves? Prove it! Bring your moves and your friends to this fun dance competition using “Just Dance” on the Wii U. We’ll have treats and other goodies. … Continue reading

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