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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.

Mar 7 Deadline for April ACT Exam

The registration deadlines are fast approaching for those planning to take the next round of ACT exams. Registration for the April 14 ACT exam is due Friday, March 7. Sign-up online. If you would like to know more about testing locations, costs and fee … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: February 2014

Library staff have spent the winter reading from a wide assortment of genres: historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. However, mystery and intrigue seems to be a prevailing theme among many of titles.  Have you already read one of these books? Submit … Continue reading

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Program Preview: “Divergent” Celebration

“Divergent” Celebration Monday, March 3, 2014 › 6:30 p.m. Columbia Public Library Pick your faction and choose your fate! Join us for the celebration of the release of “Divergent,” the film based on Veronica Roth’s popular novel. We’ll discuss the … Continue reading

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Voting for Sweet 16 Ends February 23

VOTE NOW through February 23 for the Sweet 16 Daniel Boone Regional Library has received nearly 50 ballots in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament! Through a series of votes, we are narrowing our list of the 32 most popular teen books to one grand … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Crafts and Job Help for Ashland Teens

On a Roll With Duct Tape Tuesday, February 25 › 3:30-4:30 p.m. Southern Boone County Public Library Duct tape is amazing stuff. People make wallets, purses, clothing and even shoes out of it. What can you make out of duct … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: A Resource Cheat Sheet

As young adult looking for help applying to college, the best place for you to start is with your high school guidance counselor. Planning for college begins in earnest during your junior year and your guidance counselor can help you … Continue reading

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2014 ALA Teen Book Award Winners Announced

Every January the American Library Association hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year. Below is a list of … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: Minority Report

Today, there are more women and people of color attending college then ever before. In an effort to provide equal access to higher education and promote campus diversity, colleges and civic organizations provide financial aid exclusively to these groups. As … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Reinvent Your T-Shirt

Reinvent Your T-Shirt Thursday, February 13 › 5:30-7 p.m. Columbia Public Library Bring your old t-shirts, and we’ll transform them into new fashions, such as scarves, bracelets and headbands. Ages 12 and older, adults welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, February 4. … Continue reading

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Financial Aid Fridays: Scholarships vs. Loans

Grants and loans and scholarships, oh my! With so many options to fund your college education, it’s easy to see how one might get confused. Here’s a basic breakdown of the most common forms of financial aid as defined by … Continue reading

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