Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

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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Photo Contest: Nature Division Winner (Ages 12-13)

Our teen blog not only provides access to the library’s helpful online resources, but it also serves as a gallery for our creative teen patrons. In addition to our Homework Help databases and ACT/SAT test prep guides, be sure to … Continue reading

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Photo Contest: Artistic Showcase Winner

If you are looking to develop your skills as a photographer, the library has plenty of resources to help. We provide free online classes through our online service called UniversalClass. Learn more about digital photography, digital scrapbooking, and other visual arts. … Continue reading

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Vote for “People’s Choice” Award on Facebook

The library has received 40 entries in this summer’s Teen Photo Contest. While a panel of staff judges will decide the official winners, we are asking for your help in selecting the “People’s Choice” award. Visit the library’s Facebook page now through Wednesday, August 18 to … Continue reading

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2014 Fall Program Preview

Teen Book Cover Contest To celebrate Teen Read Week, we want to see what new covers you can dream up for your favorite book. Teens can submit original artwork by Friday, October 17 for a chance to win a Barnes … Continue reading

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ACT/SAT Test Prep Resources @ Your Library

Do you have questions about the ACT OR SAT exam? Well, DBRLTeen has answers.  We have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for these college entrance exams. How much does the ACT OR SAT exam cost? Where are the testing … Continue reading

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Stay Connected @ Your Library

With the end of summer fast approaching, I wanted to share all the ways the library helps you stay connected to the books and services you love most. All you need is an internet connection, an email address and a … Continue reading

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Heavy Medal: Mock Newbery Awards

The Newbery Medal is awarded each year to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.” The Newbery Medal is to children’s literature what the Oscar is to the Academy Awards. In plain English: This award … Continue reading

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2015 Gateway Award Nominees

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to vote on the actual winner. … Continue reading

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Program Preview: “The Giver” Celebration

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry was first published over 20 years ago. Since then, generations of middle school students have read this short, but powerful, novel. Sometimes it is requisite reading, and other times it is discovered after reading today’s … Continue reading

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