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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 »

2014 Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest Winners

Contest winners

The winning entries in the 2014 Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest have been announced. Read more »

Book About Olympic Glory Wins 2014 One Read Vote

One Read

The non-fiction narrative “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown won the 2014 One Read vote by a wide margin. It’s the third time a non-fiction book has been selected for One Read. Read more »

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