2022 March Madness Begins!

Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Dana

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 young adult books. This gives you several weeks to read as many of these titles as possible.

Vote through March 4th for your favorite eight books. Then, the tournament heats up as those titles are seeded and face off in head-to-head competition. Each week in March, teens 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 cool prizes. 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 4 for the Elite Eight.
Round 2: Vote March 8-14 for the Final Four.
Round 3: Vote March 15-21 for the final two contending titles.
Round 4: Vote March 22-April 1 for the book tournament champion.
April 4: 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: Sweet 16

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Barnes
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco
Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer
Skyward by Brandon Sanderson
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

 

DIY Haunted House

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 by Dana

It’s Spooky Season! What better way to celebrate than reading a creepy book and creating your own haunted house using an old dollhouse or a house from a Christmas village?

I started with a cheap dollhouse and painted it black. When it was dry, I used just a tiny bit of white paint to age the house. It’s important not to have much paint on your brush and to keep your touch very light and moving in one direction. This step brings out the details and makes the house look weathered.

Now for the fun part! Personalize your haunted house however you want! Add cobwebs, suspicious stains, or cursed objects.  Clearly, my house has a mold problem, but the creepy ghost twins don’t mind.

We have Haunted House Take and Make kits available beginning October 18th while supplies last.

 

DBRL Cosplay Costume Contest 2021 Teen Winners

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 by Stellan Harris

We are happy to announce that we have the winners of this year’s DBRL Cosplay Contest! We had 20 entries for this year’s Online Cosplay Costume Contest and they were all wonderful and unique!  After much deliberation we have chosen this year’s winners. Below are the three winners in our 12-18 category. Thanks to our judges and all of our participants!

Summer Reading Ends August 14th

Posted on Monday, August 9, 2021 by Stellan Harris

Summer Reading 2021: Tails & TalesSaturday, August 14 is the final day for participants of all ages to claim rewards and enter into the final drawings for Summer Reading incentives. Those who have completed the Teen Summer Reading Challenge can claim their free book at any of our four libraries or bookmobile stops. You’ll also be entered into a drawing for other fun rewards including an Amazon Fire Tablet.

If you have questions, email us at teen@dbrl.org or call (573) 443-3161. Stay informed about upcoming teen programs and contests by subscribing to our our email newsletter!

2021 Teen Book Tournament Champion

Posted on Friday, April 9, 2021 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 “Dear Martin” by Nic Stone and popular series starters like “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 2021 champion is…

Renegades” by Marissa Meyer

Subscribe to our teen program newsletter to get a sneak peek of this year’s Summer Reading program, “Tales & Tails.” 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.

2021 Teen Book Tournament Finalists

Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Brandy

VOTE NOW through April 7 for the tournament champion!

Thank you to all the young adults who have shared their favorites with us! So far, we’ve collected nearly 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 an Amazon Fire tablet. The book tournament winner will be announced on Friday, April 9. Continue reading “2021 Teen Book Tournament Finalists”

2021 Final Four Announced

Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampVOTE NOW through March 22 for the final two contending titles!

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 an Amazon Fire tablet. Continue reading “2021 Final Four Announced”

2021 Elite Eight Announced

Posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 by Brandy

Teen Book ChampAfter an exciting two months of voting, DBRL is proud to announce the Elite Eight in our March Madness Teen Book Tournament. However, if you are just joining in the fun, here’s a little background to get you caught up. Through a series of votes, we are narrowing the library’s list of the 16 most popular teen books to one grand champion.

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

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”