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Books for Dudes – Sports

In honor of Mizzou athletics making a (hopefully) successful entry into the Southeastern Conference, here are some sports books for you. “Gym Candy” by Carl Deuker Groomed by his father to be a star player, football is the only thing … Continue reading

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Good Reads for the Long Weekend Ahead

Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays: Labor Day actually originated in Canada. … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: August 2012

Our patrons frequently ask us what books we’re currently enjoying. As library staff members, we’re a happy to recommend many adventurous tales that will take readers across the Mountains of Rain and Night in the “Ruins of Gorlan,” through the … Continue reading

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Oh, My Gods: Greek-Inspired Teen Lit

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

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2013 Truman Award Nominees

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

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2013 Gateway Award Nominees

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

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2012 Nominees for “Teens’ Top Ten”

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

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What We’re Reading: May 2012

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

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Program Preview: Hunger Games Gathering

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

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What We’re Reading: March 2012

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

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