Our libraries will be closed Thursday, November 26 for Thanksgiving.

System maintenance: Wed., 11/25, 9 p.m. to Thu., 11/26, 8 a.m.
During this time, you can search the catalog, but you will not be able to access your account, place holds or use our downloading and streaming services (Freegal, Hoopla, OverDrive, etc.)

Library News

A Note From the Director

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

New Online Reading Options: More and more digital media is being made available to libraries, which means that we, in turn, can make it available to you. New content and new options are now available through our Hoopla and OverDrive services. Read more »

Literary Links: One Read Top 10

One Read 2015

This year's One Read selection is the haunting novel "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Read about the other nine finalists considered for this year's community-wide reading program. Read more »

2015 Callaway Youth Poetry Contest Winners Announced

Contest winners

The winning entries in the 2015 Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest have been announced. Read more »

Are eBooks Taking Over?


Everywhere you look, people are intently staring at cell phones or tablets. According to a 2014 report from Pew Research Center, 90% of us own a cell phone and half of us own either a tablet or an e-reader. With so many of us focused our devices, you might surmise that the majority of readers have forsaken traditional books in favor of their digital cousins. But is this true? Read more »

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