In April, the Daniel Boone Regional Library will host “Books and Bites” for children in grades 4-8. Come prepared to share a favorite book with others, meet new friends and find your next great read! We’ll also serve some yummy snacks!
Columbia Public Library
Wednesday, April 5 › 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Registration required; to sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.
VOTE NOW through April 5 for the tournament champion!
Thank you to all the students who have shared their favorites with us. So far, we’ve collected over 200 ballots from dozens of area teens. With each round of voting, teens’ names have been entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like YA best-selling books or a Barnes & Noble gift card. Prize winners will be announced on Friday, April 7 when we announce our tournament champion.
March Madness Teen Book Tournament Finalists
“The Giver” by Lois Lowry
“Holes” by Louis Sachar
During the months of February and March, area young adults have eliminated 28 books to determine their top four favorite titles in the March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Below is a list of contenders chosen from these preliminary rounds of voting. If you are just joining us, here’s a recap of how you can participate for a chance to win cool prizes like a Barnes & Noble gift card.
Using digital effects as well as costumes and makeup, you can transform into an eerie phantom much like this young patron. Ages 12 and older. Adults welcome. Registration required. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.
After an exciting two months of voting, DBRL is proud to announce the Sweet 16 in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament. However, if you are just joining in the fun, here’s a little background to get you caught up. Through a series of votes, we are narrowing the library’s list of the 32 most popular teen books to one grand champion. By supporting your favorite book, you’ll also be entered to win prizes like a gift card to Barnes & Noble! Continue reading “2017 Teen Book Tournament: Sweet 16 Announced”
Daniel Boone Regional Library has received over 60 ballots in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament! Through a series of votes, we are narrowing our list of the 32 most popular teen books to one grand champion. Voting for the Sweet 16 will end tomorrow, Friday, February 24. We’ll take a few days to tabulate the results and then announce those titles that will advance in our single elimination bracket on Thursday, March 2.
Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes best-selling YA books or a Barnes & Noble gift card.March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri. Continue reading “Voting for Sweet 16 Ends February 24”
Be sure to register online by Friday, March 3 if you plan to take the April 8 ACT exam. If you would like to know more about testing locations, exam costs and fee waivers, please visit our online guide to ACT preparation. The library also has a wide selection of printed ACT test guides for you to borrow.
Beginning in March, the Columbia Public Library will partner with Rock Bridge High School to offer math tutoring for those preparing to take standardized tests like the ACT or SAT. Below are the dates when teens can get free 1-on-1 tutoring by the members of Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematics honor society at RBHS. Tutoring will take place in the Children’s Program Room at the Columbia Public Library.
Saturday, March 18, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, April 29, 2-4 p.m.
One of our most popular resource for test-takers is LearningExpress Library. Through this website, you may take free online practice tests for the ACT or SAT exam. To access LearningExpress Library, you will need to login using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (800) 324-4806.
Our library branches in Fulton and Ashland will be hosting “Paper Circuits” this month for children and teens, ages 12 and older. Let your creativity shine by combining your art and electronic skills to make a circuit-powered card with tiny LED lights. Mark your calendar with these dates and locations:
Callaway County Library
Friday, February 17 from 3-4 p.m.
Southern Boone County Library
Tuesday, February 28 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Registration is not required for either of these events. In the meantime, be sure to check out our booklist of great S.T.E.A.M. experiments and art projects for you to try at home!
Registration is now open for our next session of “Wii U Family Game Time” on Friday, February 3 from 4-5:30 p.m. During this regularly scheduled program, we invite kids and teens to compete for the gold cup in “Mario Kart 8” or chase spooks in “Luigi’s Ghost Mansion.” A variety of other games will available for group play including, “Just Dance.” Snacks provided. Ages 10 and older. Parents welcome. To sign up, please call (573) 443-3161.