Author Archives: Brandy

About Brandy

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

2015 Gateway & Truman Award Winners Announced

It turns out that our predictions for the 2015 Gateway and Truman award winners were pretty close. John Green is the recipient of this year’s Gateway Readers Award for his book, “The Fault in Our Stars.”  Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has … Continue reading

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The Library Can Help You Get Your Driver’s License

Through our partnership with Driving-Tests.org, the Daniel Boone Regional Library is now able to better assist teens looking to get their Missouri driver’s license. With this new service, all library cardholders now have online access to the Missouri driver’s manual and practice written … Continue reading

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Program Preview: Wii U Family Game Night

Wii U Family Game Night Columbia Public Library Wednesday, April 29 • 6-7:30 p.m. Try out the library’s Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 2015″ or a gold cup winner in “Mario Kart 8.” Pizza … Continue reading

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Creativity Abounds in Callaway County

Callaway Youth Poetry Contest As part of National Poetry Month in April, we invite Callaway County youth to submit original poems with a chance to win an award and have your work displayed at the Callaway County Public Library and … Continue reading

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2015 Teen Book Champion Is Chosen!

After two months of nail-biting competition, central Missouri teens have selected their March Madness Teen Book Tournament Champion. We began with a list of 32 finalists which included bestsellers such as “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, “Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins, and … Continue reading

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Discover New YA Series and Authors with BookView

A cool surprise awaits young adults in the teen section of each of our three library branches. We recently integrated interactive touchscreens called BookViews into our teen displays. This device shares video previews for some of our most popular YA books. It’s a great way to … Continue reading

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2015 Gateway and Truman Award Predictions

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book as selected by high school students, while the Truman Readers Award is chosen by junior high students. Even though these awards are administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri … Continue reading

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2015 Teen Book Tournament Finalists Announced

VOTE NOW through April 1 for the tournament champion! Three months of reading and preparation have led to this moment: the announcement of our teen book tournament finalists! Thank you to all the students who have shared their favorites with us. So far, we’ve … Continue reading

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