Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Thursday, April 5, 2018 by Dana

After two months of nail-biting competition, central Missouri teens have selected their March Madness Teen Book Tournament Champion! We began with a list of 16 finalists which included bestsellers such as “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak and newcomers like “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas.

Many thanks to the teachers and school librarians who have supported this program, and to all the teens who have participated! And now, our 2018 champion is….

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs

Stay tuned to dbrl.org/teens for our sneak peek at this year’s teen Summer Reading program, “Libraries Rock!” Through this program, the library challenges young adults to read for 20 hours, share three book reviews and do seven of our suggested activities. Complete the challenge, and you will be eligible to win some pretty awesome prizes like an Amazon Fire Tablet!

Summer Reading begins May 30 and we have programs for children, teens and adults. Download our info sheet to learn more and share the library love!

 

Finalists Announced in Teen Book Tournament

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Dana


VOTE NOW through April 2 for the tournament champion!

Thank you to all the teens who have shared their favorites with us. So far, we’ve collected over 100 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. The book tournament winner will be announced on Thursday, April 5.

March Madness Teen Book Tournament Finalists

Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
vs.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs

Final Four Announced

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Dana

Teen Book Champ VOTE NOW through March 18 for the Finalists!

During the months of February and March, area young adults have eliminated 12 books to determine their top four favorite titles in the March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Below is the list of contenders remaining after the first two 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.

How It Works:

  • Round 1: Voting complete for the Sweet 16.
  • Round 2: Voting complete for the Elite 8.
  • Round 3: VOTE NOW through March 18 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote March 20- April 2 for the book tournament champion.
  • April 5: The champion is announced!

March Madness Teen Book Tournament: Finalists

Elite Eight Announced

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by Dana

Teen Book ChampVOTE NOW through March 11 for the Final 4!

Who emerged from the last round of voting? “The Giver” or “American Street”? “The Hate U Give” or “Thirteen Reasons Why“?  After reviewing the list of Elite Eight books, be sure to submit your next round of votes for the Final 4! All votes are due by by Sunday, March 11.

How It Works:

  • Round 1: Voting complete for the Elite 8.
  • Round 2: VOTE NOW for the Final 4
  • Round 3: Vote March 13-18 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote March 20- April 2 for the book tournament champion.
  • April 5: The champion is announced!

Each round that you vote, your name is entered into our prize drawing! Limit one ballot per person, per round.

March Madness Teen Book Tournament: Elite Eight

  1. The Giver” by Lois Lowry
  2. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” by Ransom Riggs
  3. The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  4. Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher
  5. Heartless” by Marissa Meyer
  6. The Ember in the Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir
  7. Everything, Everything” by Nicola Yoon
  8. Carve the Mark” by Veronica Roth

Voting Begins for 2018 Teen Book Champion

Posted on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Brandy

Download Printable Ballot (PDF)

We are excited to announce that voting has begun for the 2018 March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Your vote will help us narrow the 16 most popular teen books to the Elite Eight. You may submit your vote online, or at any DBRL library or bookmobile stop. Voting for the Sweet 16 will continue through Sunday, March 4.

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets 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. Limit one ballot per person, per round.

Continue reading “Voting Begins for 2018 Teen Book Champion”

2018 March Madness Sweet 16 Announced

Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 by Dana

A new season of book rivalries has begun. Beginning January 16, you may vote for your favorite titles from a pool of the 16 most popular teen books of the year. Your votes will narrow down the list to the 2018 Mid-Missouri teen book champion.

For added excitement, each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets 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 “2018 March Madness Sweet 16 Announced”

Winners Announced in Six-Word Memoir Contest

Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by Brandy

In celebration of Teen Read Week, the library invited area youth to tell us about themselves in just six words. No more. No less.  Depending on how you approached this contest, it could be very straightforward, or present quite a challenge. After much consideration by our staff judges, we are happy to announce our contest winners. You’ll find a gallery of all our contest entries below.

First Place: Aubrielle Maginness
Second Place: Charlene Hatton
Third Place: Courtney Bach

Next month, preparation begins for the March Madness Teen Book Tournament. On December 12, we will announce the 16 most popular teen books at DBRL. This gives readers over two months to review these titles for voting in the spring.

Starting in March, you can vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, Final Four, the Top Two and the Mid-Missouri teen book champion! Each time you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets or gift cards.

2017 Six-Word Memoir Contest

October 14 Deadline for Writing Contest

Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 by Brandy

Six-Word Memoir ContestThe October 14 deadline is fast-approaching for the library’s Six-Word Memoir Contest! In celebration of Teen Read Week, we invite you to tell us about yourself in just six words. No writing experience is necessary; after all, you’re the master of this subject.

Winners will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card. Contest results will be posted on our website in November. You may contact a librarian with any contest questions at teen@dbrl.org or (573) 443-3161. Submit your memoir today!

Later this month, DBRL will be hosting two different programs to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and three workshops exclusively for young writers. These events provide great opportunities for teens to get their words into the world, connect with other local authors and hone their craft. Learn more.

Art Contest Winners

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017 by Brandy

In June, the library invited area youth to submit a work of visual art as part of our annual Summer Reading program. We received many entries that included photos, paintings, drawings and collages. After much consideration by a jury of staff artists, we are happy to announce our contest winners:

First Place: “Forest Fox” by Zlata Kolenikova

Second Place: “Build a Better World” by Joya Hagemeyer

Third Place: “Brave Enough” by Elijah Gersky

As we reach the end of one contest, we look forward to the next. Now through October 14, submit your entry into the library’s Six-Word Memoir Contest. We are asking teens to tell us about themselves in just six words. No more. No less. Winners will be announced on our website in November.

Six-Word Memoir Contest

Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by Brandy

Six-Word Memoir ContestIn celebration of Teen Read Week, we invite you to tell us about yourself in just six words. No writing experience is necessary; after all, you’re the master of this subject. Submit your six-word memoir by Saturday, October 14. Winners will receive a Barnes & Noble gift card. Contest results will be posted on our website in November.

Eligibility:
1. Participants must be between 12 and 18 years old.
2. Participants must reside in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri.

Contest Rules:
1. One entry per individual.
2. Entries must be exactly 6 words. No more. No less.
3. Submissions must be spelled correctly and not use abbreviations.
4. Daniel Boone Regional Library reserves the right to not publish inappropriate content.

You may contact a librarian with any contest questions at teen@dbrl.org or (573) 443-3161.