2021 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampAt the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in the early winter months when we announce our 16 most popular teen books. This gives you several weeks to read as many of these titles as possible.

Vote through March 5 for your favorite 8 books. Then, the competition heats up, as each week in March, young adults vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri. Continue reading “2021 March Madness Contenders”

Six-Word Memoirs: Teen Showcase

Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Brandy

Earlier this summer, we invited library patrons of all ages to tell us about themselves in just six words. We had an overwhelming response of nearly 115 submissions! You can view the full album of Six-Word Memoirs on the library’s Facebook page. In the meantime, here is a collection of memoirs from the 24 teens who participated in this online program. Continue reading “Six-Word Memoirs: Teen Showcase”

2020 Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Brandy

After three months of 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 “On the Come Up” by Angie Thomas and “Long Way Down” by Jason Reynolds, and popular series starters like “Scythe” by Neal Shusterman and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” by Jenny Han.

Many thanks to the teachers and school librarians who have supported this program, and to all the teens who have participated! And now, our 2020 champion is….

Turtles All the Way Down” by John Green

Subscribe to our teen program newsletter to get a sneak peek  of this year’s Summer Reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” 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! More information to come later this month.

2020 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2019 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampPrintable Flyer (PDF)

At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, preparation for March Madness begins in December when we announce our 16 most popular teen books. This gives you over two months to read these titles and get ready to vote for your favorites in the spring. You have through Sunday, March 8 to vote for your favorite 8 books. Then, the competition heats up, as each week in March, young adults vote to narrow down the list of contenders until a single title emerges as the Mid-Missouri teen book champion!

Each round you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win an Amazon Fire tablet. March Madness is open to all teens ages 12-18 who live in either Boone or Callaway County, Missouri. Continue reading “2020 March Madness Contenders”