Search the CatalogFind books, music, videos & more.
Email Blog Updates
Get ConnectedDBRLTeen provides many ways to stay connected with the books and services you love most. All you need is an internet connection, an email address, and a library card. Learn more!
Free eBooks & More
Help for Teens in Need
Mobile Apps for Teens
More DBRL Sites
Category Archives: Features
At my house, we have quite a few electronic devices: MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras and e-readers. It’s a mess, and I can never find the right cord and charger when I need it. That’s where the handy repurposed book … Continue reading
Handmade gifts are not just for people. Here is a fun and easy gift to make for your cat; or, skip the catnip and make it for a special puppy. I made this in a single evening after dinner. It … Continue reading
As the holiday quickly approaches, the perfect gift to give is on the minds of many. My favorite tactic is giving the gift of food. It’s always a hit. Like socks, sweaters and dish towels, if the recipient doesn’t like your gift, … Continue reading
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
I love steampunk. Love it. I adore corsets and top hats and everything covered in gears. What is this “steampunk” I speak of? So glad you asked! Most things steampunk are heavily influenced by the Victorian Age, between 1837 and … Continue reading
This year I was inspired by the many uses of Mod Podge to make holiday ornaments using the decorative imagines from old books and magazines. Once finished, the proceeds from these ornaments will go to local charities. Supplies: Foam forms (I bought … Continue reading
My absolute favorite DIY holiday gift to make is homemade lotion. I originally found the idea on Pinterest, but there are now countless blogs with slightly tweaked versions of this recipe. I have given my homemade lotion as a gift … Continue reading