Summer Reading Info Sheet (PDF)
This summer, allow your imagination to soar among the stars as the Daniel Boone Regional Library celebrates a “Universe of Stories.” Our annual teen Summer Reading program launches May 22, encouraging young adults to dream, create and read.
Beginning Tuesday, June 4 you can submit your entry into the “Night Photography Contest for Teens.” Share your nighttime-inspired photographs for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card.
In July, travel to a galaxy far, far away by participating in one of ten Star Wars escape room sessions. This program will be hosted at our branches in Holts Summit, Ashland and Columbia. While BB-8 was on a secret mission for the Resistance, the First Order found and abducted him. Luckily, he was able to send a distress signal the moment he was captured. You must crack the codes to locate our beloved droid, and help him break out before it’s too late!
The Columbia Public Library is excited to once again partner with Project LIT Battle, a student book club from Battle High School, to offer two summer community book discussions. On Thursday, July 11 we’ll discuss “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” by Erika L. Sanchez and on Thursday, August 1 we’ll discuss “The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives” by Dashka Slater.
In August, DBRL’s “Cosplay Costume Con” will return for its fifth year. Dress up as your favorite character, be it superhero, anime, sci-fi or your own original persona. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and characterization in different age categories.
Of course, the heart of Summer Reading is, well, reading. We are challenging youth ages 12-18 to read for 15 hours, submit three book reviews and do seven library-related activities. Complete the challenge and you’ll receive a free book. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire tablet.
Summer Reading sign-up begins May 22 and continues through July. Register at any library or bookmobile stop, or sign up online at www.dbrl.org/teens. Be sure to sign up for our teen program newsletter to get an exclusive sneak peek at these and other awesome events!