Night Photography Contest for Teens

Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 by Brandy

Informational Flyer [PDF]

We invite local teens to submit nighttime-inspired photographs for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Capture pools of light created by streetlamps, moonbeams reflected on calm waters, shadows cast by bright neon signs or other creative visions.

This contest is open to those entering grades 7-12 in Boone and Callaway Counties. Submissions are due by Friday, July 19. Winners will be announced in late August and posted on the library’s website and social media.

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2019 Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2019 by Brandy

Book Cover of The Hate You GiveAfter 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 perennial favorites like “The Giver” by Lois Lowry, bestsellers such as “Red Queen” by Victoria Aveyard and newcomers like “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi.

Many thanks to the teachers and school librarians who have supported this program, and to all the teens who have participated! And now, our 2019 champion is….

The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas

Subscribe to our teen program newsletter to get a sneak peek at this year’s Summer Reading program, “A Universe of Stories.” Through this program, the library challenges young adults to read for 15 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 22 and we have programs for children, teens and adults. Download our info sheet to learn more and share the library love!