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The Olympic games usually mean a three-week span of time when I morph from a literature-loving teen librarian into an unabashed sports fanatic. This year, I hosted a five-hour watch party of the opening ceremonies. I use my DVR to … Continue reading
The Truman Readers Award honors a book as selected by Missouri junior high students. Even though this award is administered by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL), it is the responsibility of Missouri teens to choose the actual winner. … Continue reading
The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult book 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. Each year’s … Continue reading
The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list of recommended reading sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. Sixteen young adult book clubs from libraries around … Continue reading
Modernized Greek tragedy. Murder mystery of a dead twin brother. Twisted fairy tale with strange kidnappings. Time travel at the speed of dial-up internet. This is just a sampling of what our youth services staff are currently reading. Have you … Continue reading
Tomorrow marks the theatrical premiere of the Hunger Games, and to celebrate we will be hosting a Hunger Games Gathering at the Southern Boone Country Public Library on Friday, April 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. We will quiz you on your … Continue reading
It’s that time when I ask staff what books, movies, and music CDs they are currently enjoying. As usual, the answers are as diverse as the people. Answers included time-traveling romance set during revolutionary France, a re-invented re-telling of the … Continue reading
Hey, music aficionados! Did you know that the Daniel Boone Regional Library has nearly 20,000 music CDs in our collection? We have a wide assortment of genres to choose from including pop, hip-hop, R&B, blues, alternative, country, folk, gospel and … Continue reading
Every January the American Library Association announces its annual awards for the best books in children’s and young adult literature. While there wasn’t a red carpet or glittering gowns, hundreds of publishers, librarians, and literary fans attended this yearly press … Continue reading