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Library News

New Friday Hours at the SoBoCo Public Library

Reading in Ashland

The DBRL staff and board are pleased to announce that, starting in January 2010, we’ll be able to add hours to our busy library branch in Ashland. The Southern Boone County Public Library will now stay open until 6 p.m. on Friday, instead of closing at 3 p.m. Read more »

From the Director - December 2009

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

The library is ending 2009 on a very positive note. This was a big anniversary for DBRL, and I want to thank all of you who helped us celebrate by playing our 50th Anniversary Challenge game. Hundreds of you played along, and we awarded book store gift certificates to four lucky winners. Read more »

Café Mozaki Open

Cafe Mozaki

The new Café Mozaki in the lobby of the Columbia Public Library is now open for business. The Patel family of Columbia, who also operate Daylight Donuts, are excited to open this weekend, selling tea, coffee, smoothies, donuts and more. Read more »

Columbia Public Library Photo Gallery


The Columbia Public Library offers a little something for everyone, whether you're looking for a place to meet friends, find the latest books or catch up on your school work. Built with funding from a voter-approved bond issue, the building was designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and completed in 2002. Read more »

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