Call for Entries: Pumpkin Art Contest

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 by Brandy

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Celebrate your favorite book with a hand-carved or painted pumpkin and be a part of our Pumpkin Parade at the Columbia Public Library on October 29. Kid judges will vote for their favorites and three winners will receive a gift card. Turn submissions in all day Monday, October 28 or before noon on Tuesday, October 29. Artists need not be present to win. We’ll provide flame-less tea light candles for carved pumpkins.

Adults and youth ages 12 and older.

2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced

Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Brandy

To celebrate this year’s Summer Reading theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we invited teens to share their nighttime-inspired photographs. DBRL was grateful to receive nearly 25 submissions from young photographers throughout our service area of Boone and Callaway counties.

Our winners are Taylor Seitz, Allison Collier and Hannah Riley. Check out their photos below and the stories that inspired their submissions. Each will receive a gift card to Barnes & Noble.

Coming up this fall we have many exciting events planned for young adults including craft programs, book discussions, and an ACT workshop. Stay informed by subscribing to our our email newsletter! Continue reading “2019 Photo Contest Winners Announced”

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!

2019 March Madness Contenders

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampA new season of book rivalries has begun! DBRL is hosting its eighth annual March Madness Teen Book Tournament. Young adults can vote online for their favorite titles from a pool of the 16 most popular teen books of the year. Then, each week in March, you’ll vote to narrow down the list of contenders and crown the 2019 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.

How It Works:

  • Round 1: VOTE NOW through March 10 for the Elite 8.
  • Round 2: Vote March 12-17 for the Final 4
  • Round 3: Vote March 19-24 for the final two contending titles.
  • Round 4: Vote March 26- April 4 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. Continue reading “2019 March Madness Contenders”