Author Archives: DBRLTeen

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This blog post was created by an illustrious member of our youth services staff or by one of our many talented teen patrons.

Homemade Holiday Gifts: Rag Wreaths

Submitted by Katie Long, Children’s Associate at the Columbia Public Library Recently I stumbled upon a type of decoration called a rag wreath. They have become one of my new favorite ways to add to add character the front of … Continue reading

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Updates to LearningExpress Practice Tests

Raise ACT/SAT test scores, prepare for the GED or improve math and writing skills, all with just the click of a mouse with LearningExpress Library, available through your library’s digital branch. LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to … Continue reading

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Free Audiobook Downloads from SYNC

SYNC, a service of AudioFile Magazine, offers free young adult and classic audiobook downloads during the summer months. Through this program, you can download two free audiobook titles each week from May 15 through August 20. This summer’s lineup includes “Code … Continue reading

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2014 Teen Book Tournament: Elite 8 Announced

We’ve officially moved into the third round of our single elimination teen book tournament. So far, 24 books have been struck from the list to determine the Elite 8. Did April Henry make the cut with her book, “Girl, Stolen,” or did … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Ultraviolet by R.J. Anderson

Reviewer: Jordan B. Why you liked this book: I really enjoyed reading this book. When I first opened the cover I wasn’t so sure because it took a chapter or two for me to be embraced by the plot. The story runs … Continue reading

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“Beneath the Surface” Bookmark Contest Winners

Earlier this spring we asked area young adults to help us prepare for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the teen theme, “Beneath the Surface.” Using colored pencils and a great deal of imagination, this year’s teen … Continue reading

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Teen Winners in Callaway County Poetry Contest

Thanks to all the young poets who submitted entries in the 2013 Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Callaway County Public Library and the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program. These organizations honored the winners of the contest on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Review: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Reviewer: Audrey B. Why you liked this book: I liked this book because it was kind of a break from a lot of YA fiction as in it wasn’t COMPLETELY centered around romance. Throughout the book Roger kind of holds … Continue reading

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