May the Fourth Be With You!

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 by Megan

Two people dueling with lightsabers.

Happy May the Fourth! I love just about everything Star Wars has to offer — from the amazingly independent Princess Leia to the fierce, but cuddly Chewbacca, to the adorable Porgs, and don’t get me started on my obsession with Grogu (aka The Child or Baby Yoda)! Here are some fun things you can do at home to celebrate May the Fourth and the Revenge of the Fifth.

We’d love to see what you make, so send us pictures or videos to

Woman holding many Baby Yoda items.
How many Baby Yoda’s do you see in this picture? The correct answer is not enough.

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Start Off the New Year With a New Hobby!

Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by Stellan Harris

paint brushes with paint on themJanuary has almost come to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start the new year off by taking your life in a new direction. The start of the year is the traditional time for making life changes, thought most of us aren’t always able to keep to these resolutions for the whole year, but you don’t have to commit to making massive life changes to shake up the coming year. Meet new people, try new music or foods, or even take up a hobby that you haven’t tried before (or even one you might have tried and fell off of for some reason!) We here at DBRL have come up with a list of some books covering a couple potential hobbies that you could look into for the new year, from hiking the great outdoors to taking up sewing, from gaining some skills in the kitchen to exploring boxing for fitness. You can find the list, both the fiction and non-fiction titles, at the link here. Don’t see something that interests you on that list? No problem! DBRL has plenty of other resources to check out. Want to learn a language or brush up on some skills? Check out Mango Languages for a free platform to learn a new language. Want to get into some more general crafting? Creativebug has video tutorials for a variety of projects. Is your family thinking about taking some trips in the coming year? Global Road Warrior has maps aimed specifically at travelers and students to help chart out your course. So start this year off with an exciting new direction!

New to the Kitchen? Check Out These Cookbooks!

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 by Stellan Harris

It’s the time of year where the ovens are on, the smell of warm spices waft through the air, and many home kitchens will be buzzing with activity. Getting involved in the kitchen can be an intimidating prospect, though, especially if you don’t have too much experience cooking for yourself, let alone others. Well if you’ve ever thought about getting some more experience in the kitchen, I’ve collected a few cookbooks that are great resources to consult to get you started. The books range in difficulty, from books for those of us who are more familiar with a microwave than a pan on the stove, to books for those of use looking for the next fancy dish to post for your friends and followers, so wherever you land on the culinary spectrum you should find something for you on this list. Good luck, and happy cooking! Continue reading “New to the Kitchen? Check Out These Cookbooks!”

FAFSA Frenzy 2021

Posted on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 by Stellan Harris

FAFSA FrenzyThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the primary application used by all colleges and universities to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. More importantly, this form is mandatory for all those planning to attend college.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education has an assistance program called FAFSA Frenzy to help you and your family successfully complete this online application form. They will be hosting several free events at mid-Missouri high schools. If you are planning to attend college in the fall, mark your calendars now for one of these four sessions.

Get all your financial aid concerns out of the way so you can be all set for the 2022-2023 school year!
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Happy TeenTober!

Posted on Friday, October 1, 2021 by Stellan Harris

TeenTober Logo

Happy TeenTober dear readers! TeenTober is a month-long celebration promoted by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) that strives to bring attention to the ways that libraries can better serve their young adult readers with programs and services. Here at DBRL we thought we’d take this month as an opportunity to highlight the contributions the teens in our community make to our library by publishing some of the many book reviews we received from our teen users during Summer Reading. Every Friday we’ll showcase a few of the reviews, and the books that they examine, in an effort to highlight the voices of the teens in our community. Keep an eye on our Events page for other TeenTober programs and festivities, and sign up to our Teen Newsletter to stay up to date with all things YA at DBRL!

New Teen Resources @ DBRL

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by Stellan Harris

Daniel Boone Regional Library is excited to let you know about some new resources available to you as part of your access to our library services! 

Teen Health & Wellness

Teen Health and Wellness is a great resource for teens looking to learn more about their health and how to manage their mental health. With resources for health questions that teens might have, mental health resources to deal with a host of issues that teens might face, and a calm room that includes resources for calming and meditation (including live streams of puppies and kittens!), this is a great resource for any teen to consult when needed. I can personally vouch for the benefits of watching a livestream of puppies and kittens having a good time when things get tough, so do yourself a favor and check out this resource!

Digital Literacy

In our increasingly complex information environment, with misinformation becoming both easier and more widespread than ever. Serving that need, Digital Literacy is a host of articles and resources that seek to increase the digital literacy of teens today. From advice on what looking for employment online, to relationships on the internet, and many other online situations, this resource is a great place to check if you’re concerned about uniquely online situations. While most teens are pretty internet savvy, it’s always good to have a resource to consult for emerging situations that your teen might not have encountered before. 

Financial Literacy

Financial literacy is an incredibly important knowledge base, especially for teens who might just be entering the job market. Yet, for something so important, it’s deceptively hard for the average teen to learn the financial literacy skills they would need to succeed. That’s where this resource comes in! This resource is a collection of articles, advice, and news pieces related to all things financial. From understanding the way the stock market works, and influences our lives, to tools for budgeting and personal finances, to advice for teens interested in entrepreneurship and careers in finance, this resource is a great way to gain skills related to money management for teens who don’t have them already. 

Practice for Your Driver’s License Exam

Posted on Thursday, May 28, 2020 by Brandy

Through our partnership with, the Daniel Boone Regional Library can help you get your Missouri driver’s license. With this service, all library cardholders have online access to the Missouri driver’s manual and free practice exams.

You will need to log in using your DBRL library card number. Your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). If you have questions or encounter difficulties logging in, please call (573) 443-3161 or 1-800-324-4806.