Celebrate 50 Years of Library Service

Anniversary Challenge Game

Play the Anniversary Challenge Game July 22 through October 16.

50th Anniversary Challenge
Starting July 22

You could win a $50 prize just for trying out some new library services.

In July of 1959, after a successful experiment with a grant-funded bookmobile, four library districts (Boone, Callaway and Howard Counties and the City of Columbia) signed a contract to form our regional system. The system was officially named Daniel Boone Regional Library per the suggestion of Ruby Hulen of Sturgeon.

Over the course of 50 years, we’ve grown and changed immensely, and it’s interesting to compare what we offer today with the services listed in the 1959 welcome brochure. We no longer check out educational filmstrips or art prints, and book deliveries to homebound patrons are no longer made by Boy Scouts, but you can still visit the bookmobile, loan a book from another library, borrow music, read magazines or see an art exhibit. Browse this list of services, published in May, to get started finding services that interest you.

Demonstration Bookmobile

Read more about the history of DBRL and see historical photos.

Today, you’ll find a variety of new services at your library and on our web site. When you pick up an anniversary game packet, you’ll get a list of 50 services ranging from fundamentals (“Check out a book.”) to options that may be new to you (“Follow the library on Twitter.”).

Get a stamp on your game card for using any service on the list. Get just 10 stamps and turn in your card to enter the prize drawing. You have through Friday, October 16 to enter. We’ll give away a $50 book store gift certificate to one lucky winner from each library (Ashland, Columbia, Fulton and the bookmobile).

Help us celebrate our first 50 years and discover some new services today.

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