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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.

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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Photo Contest: People’s Choice Award Winner

At the conclusion of our photo contest, we prepare for the launch of our next competition which will be a book cover contest. To celebrate Teen Read Week, we want to see what new covers you can dream up for your … Continue reading

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Photo Contest Winner: Portrait Division

Did you know that with our new digital service, Hoopla, you can watch videos or listen to music and audiobooks with your computer or mobile device? It’s like Netflix, but free! Hoopla allows us to offer streaming music, movies and TV shows for … Continue reading

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Photo Contest: Nature Division Winner (Ages 14-18)

Today we continue to recognize the winners in our “Spark a Reaction” Teen Photography Contest. The library received 40 eligible entries and contestants were separated into four separate divisions: Artistic Showcase Nature (Ages 12-13) Nature (Ages 14-18) Portrait Contestants have been judged on … Continue reading

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