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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 March Madness Finalists Announced

A new season of book rivalries has begun. Beginning January 7, you may vote for your favorite titles from a pool of the 32 most popular teen books of the year. Your votes will narrow down the list to the … Continue reading

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While School is Out…

For most area schools, Winter Break will begin on Monday, December 21 and classes will resume shortly after the New Year. During this time, the library has several activities planned for teens and their families. Holiday Crafternoon Monday, December 21 Callaway … Continue reading

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2015 “Teens’ Top Ten” Winners Announced

Voting for this year’s Teens’ Top Ten took place from mid-August through Teen Read Week, Oct. 18-24, with more than 27,000 votes cast. There were 24 nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. Below are this year’s winning titles. … Continue reading

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2015 Winter Program Preview

Holiday Crafting Southern Boone County Public Library Saturday, December 5, 9-11:30 a.m. Drop by to create ornaments, cards and other holiday items at this annual event for all ages. Wii Game Time Southern Boone County Public Library Think you have … 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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November 6 Deadline for December ACT Exam

Be sure to register online by Friday, November 6 if you plan to take the December 12 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 also has … Continue reading

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Teen Short Story Contest Begins!

In celebration of Teen Read Week, submit an original short story around the theme “Get Away” from October 19- December 6. Write about a grand adventure, a secret hideaway, how folks escape their day-to-day routine or whatever you think fits … Continue reading

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Gaming Events at Your Library

Columbia Public Schools will not be in session on November 2 and 3. Instead of chilling out at home, join us at the library for some fun tabletop and video games. Learn how to play “Magic: The Gathering” or challenge your … Continue reading

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