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Library News

Interview with Trustee Bill Young

Trustee Bill Young

Bill Young was on the faculty of Westminster College in Fulton for thirty-five years and also served as chaplain there. In his retirement, he has continued to research and publish in the field of religious studies and has also branched out into another longtime interest—the early history of baseball. Read more »

A Note From the Director

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

We can’t say it enough. Our children’s future success in school and beyond hinges on mastering some basic learning skills before they attend Kindergarten. Read more »

A Parent's Guide to Raising Smarter Children

father reading to son

These three simple steps are all it takes to give your child the building blocks for learning to read and being ready to learn when he or she starts school. Thanks to your efforts now, your child will be more successful in school and will probably earn a better income as an adult. The library offers a number of programs to help you get started. Read more »

Grant Funds Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooter at Columbia Public Library

Those with mobility issues now have another way to get into the Columbia Public Library. With $5,360 awarded by a Library Service Improvement Grant, the library purchased two Amigo RD Motorized Mobility Scooters, as well as an exterior call box. Read more »

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