The Beat Goes On

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by Brandy

Summer Reading is winding down, but the beat still goes on. Don’t forget to share your favorite jams for our community playlist on Spotify. We will publish this playlist later in August. Be sure to subscribe to our our email newsletter or follow us on Facebook so you can be notified once it is live.

You can also stream or download music using Freegal. Through this free library service, you have access to more than 9 million songs from over 28,000 labels. Download up to 5 songs a week and stream up to 5 hours of ad-free music a day.

To get started, download the app for Android or iOS. You can also listen on your laptop or desktop computer. You will need a current DBRL library card to access this service. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY).

Summer Reading Ends August 11

Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by Brandy

vinyl records, tapes and CDsSaturday, August 11 is the final day for participants of all ages to claim rewards and enter into the final drawings for Summer Reading incentives. Those who have completed the Teen Summer Reading Challenge can claim their free book at any of our three libraries or bookmobile stops. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire Tablet.

If you have questions, email us at teen@dbrl.org or call (573) 443-3161. Stay informed about upcoming teen programs and contests by subscribing to our our email newsletter!

July 27 Deadline for Photo Contest

Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Brandy

This is a final reminder that all submissions for the Teen Photo Contest are due this Friday, July 27.  To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme, “Libraries Rock,” we invite teens to capture images of how music inspires your life. Enter for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Winners will be announced in late August and posted on the library’s website and social media.

Contest Deadline:

Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to participants entering grades 7-12.
  • Participants must reside in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

Contest Rules:

  • Photos must be captured digitally.
  • Photos may be digitally enhanced.
  • Entry limit is 1 photo per person.
  • Photos must reflect how music inspires your life.

Submission Instructions:

All contest participants must complete the online entry form. Once the entry form has been submitted, participants must email their photo as an attachment to teen@dbrl.org. Photos must be captured in high resolution (1MB or higher).

Cosplay Costume Con on July 16

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Dana

The library is hosting its annual Cosplay Costume Con on Monday, July 16 and I’m so excited!

If you’re new to the cosplay scene, let me give you a crash course:

Cosplay is a contraction of the words “costume play.”  It is a performance art in which participants wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.  These characters can come from anywhere: movies, television, comic books, video games or cartoons.  Cosplay was born from the love of fandoms in the 1970s, but it has grown to encompass anything and everything in entertainment culture.

There are cosplay contests held all over the world.  But it’s not just about how good your outfit looks.  How accurate is it?  How much of it did you make yourself?  And, there is the performance aspect.  Do you walk and talk and interact with the crowd like your character would?  Our cosplay contest will be fun and low pressure, but there are some pretty serious people who have made a career out of cosplay. Continue reading “Cosplay Costume Con on July 16”

Teen Photo Contest

Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Brandy

Online Entry Form
Teen Photo Contest Flyer (PDF)

To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme, “Libraries Rock,” we invite teens to capture images of how music inspires your life. Enter for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. All submissions are due by Friday, July 27. Winners will be announced in late August and posted on the library’s website and social media.

Contest Deadline:
Entries will be accepted through 5 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to participants entering grades 7-12.
  • Participants must reside in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

Contest Rules:

  • Photos must be captured digitally.
  • Photos may be digitally enhanced.
  • Entry limit is 1 photo per person.
  • Photos must reflect how music inspires your life.

Submission Instructions:
All contest participants must complete the online entry form. Once the entry form has been submitted, participants must email their photo as an attachment to teen@dbrl.org. Photos must be captured in high resolution (1MB or higher).

Questions? You may contact a librarian for answers 
at teen@dbrl.org or (573) 443-3161.

Project LIT Community Book Club

Posted on Saturday, June 9, 2018 by Brandy

The Columbia Public Library is excited to partner with Project LIT Battle, a student book club from Battle High School, to offer two community book discussions.

On Thursday, July 5, we will discuss “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone. This title was a finalist for the William C. Morris Award which honors a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens.

The story follows Justyce McAllister, captain of the Braselton Prep debate team and an honor roll student. But after being profiled by the police and ending up in handcuffs, Justyce turns to the legacy of Dr. King, hoping King’s teachings can help him navigate today’s world. But when Justyce and his best friend are caught in the cross-hairs of a violent misunderstanding, Justyce is forced to deal with the media fallout that threatens to destroy his future. Continue reading “Project LIT Community Book Club”

2018-19 Truman Award Finalists

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by Dana

Truman Readers Award Finalists (PDF)

The Truman Readers Award honors a book that is selected by Missouri junior high students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least four of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next spring. While the winner won’t be announced until April 2019, this is a great list of summer reads for students in grades sixth through eighth.

The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Canaan is a quiet city on an idyllic world, but every 12 years the town breaks out in a chaos of bloody violence, after which all the people undergo the Forgetting, in which they are left without any trace of memory of themselves, their families or their lives. Somehow 17-year-old Nadia has never forgotten, and she is determined to find out what causes it and how to put a stop to the Forgetting forever.

Hour of the Beesby Lindsay Eagar
At first, 12-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him and fascinated by his amazing stories. Continue reading “2018-19 Truman Award Finalists”

2018-19 Gateway Award Finalists

Posted on Saturday, June 2, 2018 by Dana

Gateway Readers Award Finalists (PDF)

The Gateway Readers Award honors a young adult novel that is selected by Missouri high school students. To be eligible to vote, students must read at least three of the finalists. Voting will occur at participating schools early next March, so you can use the summer months to get crack-a-lackin’ on this list! The winner will be announced in April 2019.

The Memory Book by Lara Avery
When a rare genetic disorder steals away her memories and then her health, teenager Sammie records notes in a journal to her future self, documenting moments great and small.

Nemesis” by Anna Banks
Princess Sepora has to flee across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, where she is captured and placed in servitude. Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must deal with a plague killing his citizens. Sepora knows her gift could save the kingdom. Should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts? Continue reading “2018-19 Gateway Award Finalists”

Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Brandy

Update: Registration for Summer Reading ended on Tuesday, July 31. However, you still have until Saturday, August 11 to turn in your tracker and book reviews. Finishers will receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.


The Daniel Boone Regional Library is challenging youth ages 12-18 to read for 20 hours, submit three book reviews and do seven fun, library-related activities. Complete this Summer Reading challenge, and beginning July 5, you’ll receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.

Step One: Register for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge. Download a reading tracker to help you manage your reading, reviews and activities.

Step Two: Submit three book reviews.

Step Three: Complete any seven of these activities. Continue reading “Teen Summer Reading Challenge”

June Program Preview

Posted on Saturday, May 26, 2018 by Brandy

Compose a Summer of Color on June 4, Escape Room: Curse of the Mummy on June 8, DBRL Rocks, “Breaking a Monster” on June 13

Compose a Summer of Color
Monday, June 4 › 7-8:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library
We’re calling all hands to help create a colorful art installation for Summer Reading. You’ll make a unique piece of art by weaving colorful yarn around discarded music CDs, then your creation will be joined to all the others. You can watch as the installation grows and changes with each addition. Ages 10 and older. Registration required. To sign up, call (573) 443-3161. Continue reading “June Program Preview”