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The Brains Behind Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Every night, many children are soothed to sleep by a parent reading a bedtime story. It’s part of the nightly wind-down routine, but it’s much more than that. Bedtime stories boost brain power. Read more »

Call for Entries: Art Quilt Exhibit

Art Quilt Exhibit Call for Entries

Once again this spring, the Columbia Public Library will display a selection of quilts throughout the building for all to enjoy. This year's exhibit will take place April 3-16, in conjunction with National Library Week. This year, we will feature art quilts, and are seeking submissions from area quilters. Read more »

Literary Links: Debut Novels


The new year is a fine time to reflect on the lessons of past failures and set new goals. Check out our list of debut novels, examples of someone reaching a goal and, in all but one sad case, reaping the rewards. Read more »

2015 Book Cover Contest Winners

2015 Book Cover Contest

Each year, the DBRL Outreach Department asks first through sixth graders in our outlying communities to make new covers for their favorite books. Thanks to all who participated! Here are this year's winning entries. Read more »

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