Teen Summer Reading Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by Brandy

Teen Summer ReadingThe Daniel Boone Regional Library is challenging youth ages 12-18 to read for 15 hours, submit three book reviews and do seven fun, library-related activities. Complete this Summer Reading challenge, and beginning July 1, 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”

Project Lit Community Book Club

Posted on Friday, April 12, 2019 by Brandy

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The Columbia Public Library is excited to once again partner with Project LIT Battle, a student book club from Battle High School, to offer a spring community book discussion. On Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., we will discuss the graphic novel “Speak” by Laurie Halse Anderson. This program is also part of the countywide Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

Melinda Sordino, a freshman at Merryweather High School, busts up an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, and now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Continue reading “Project Lit Community Book Club”

College Planning Strategies

Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 by Brandy

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Next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “College Planning Strategies.” Join us on Wednesday, April 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. as you learn how to work toward your goals while in high school. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will share tips on finding the right colleges, completing the application process and maximizing your chances of getting accepted.

This program is for families with children in grades 7-11. Both parents and students are welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, March 26. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.

As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:

Be Part of National History Day

Posted on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 by Brandy

Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the National History Day contest. On Thursday, September 20, Shelly Croteau and Maggie Mayhan, National History Day coordinators, will share how you can you take part in this competition by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. They will showcase student’s past films, exhibits and stories beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library. This event is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Even if you can’t make this special program, don’t forget that DBRL has dozens of print and online resources available with primary sources like letters, petitions and speeches. As you begin your project, we encourage you to visit any of our three branch locations for assistance. You can also review our online guide to History Day research.