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Library News

Interview With Trustee Lynn Hostetler

Lynn Hostetler

My first stint as a board member of the Columbia Library District was from approximately 1999 through 2008. During that period, I was privileged to participate in the design and construction of the new Columbia Public Library, which was dedicated in 2002. After a break of several years, I was re-appointed to the CLD board in 2013. Read more »

Genealogy Research at Your Library

Tim Dollens

Have you been curious about whether any of your ancestors fought in the Civil War or where your family first settled upon arriving in the United States? Maybe you have questions you’d love to answer, but you just don’t know where to begin. There are plenty of resources to get you started at your library. Read more »

Literary Links: Brain/Mind/Change

Craving by Omar Manajwala

Every year we begin with the best of intentions. We vow to drop our bad habits, start exercising and do other good things. Yet, according to Forbes magazine (January 2013), just 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Most of us stop following them within a few weeks or months. Why do we give up so easily? What makes our cravings for sweets, alcohol and other indulgences overcome our willpower? Read more »

2014 Book Cover Contest Winners

2013 Book Cover Contest

Each year, the DBRL Outreach Department asks first through sixth graders in communities served by our bookmobile 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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