Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

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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Summer Reading Ends August 2

Only two weeks remain for you to complete your Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Stop by any of our three libraries or bookmobile stops with your completed punch card by Saturday, August 2 for a free book. Finishers’ names will also be entered into a drawing … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Color Explosion

The Southern Boone County Public Library will be hosting “Color Explosion” on Friday, August 1 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Learn about the science of dyes and mixing and matching color while you create your own tie-dyed t-shirt. We’ll supply the shirts. … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Doctor Who Celebration

Calling all Doctor Who fans! Jump in your TARDIS and visit the library circa 2014 to join us for games, trivia and activities based on the British science fiction TV series. A sonic screwdriver may be involved. Costumes optional. Teens and … Continue reading

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Tween Recommended Reads

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has created a Tween Recommended Reads booklist, intended to engage and encourage reading among those ages 10 to 12-years-old. This list has some familiar award-winning … Continue reading

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Reminder for Summer Reading Finishers

As part of the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, we have asked area young adults to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and complete seven fun library-related activities. Beginning Monday, July 7, you can bring your completed punch card … Continue reading

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Project Teen: Trivia at the End of the World

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 for an afternoon of trivia just for teens at the Columbia Public Library. Answer questions related to your favorite dystopian young adult novels such as “Divergent,” “Hunger Games” and “Legend.” Rather than battle to … Continue reading

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