2015 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Vote

This Book Just Ate My Dog! bookcover

Read to your child at least five of the books from the following list of 10 titles. Voting is open to children in kindergarten and younger and goes through December. The winner will be announced in February. Learn more about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award. Read more »

Creative Learning at Your Library

superhero family photo op

This spring, the Columbia Public Library celebrated the grand opening of our new creative digital lab, the Studio. Since then, we have helped over 600 people use their mobile devices, discover new apps, download free e-Books, scan old family photos and make stop-motion animated films. Read more

Our First Cosplay Costume Con!

costumed library patrons

The library hosted our first Cosplay Costume Con in Columbia on Wednesday, July 22. All ages participated, from a teeny, tiny Superman baby to a Mizzou professor dressed as Edward Scissorhands. Check out some great photos from this event.

Stretch Learning Into Summer

family learning time can be fun

Just like growing bodies, young minds need exercise to stay in tip-top shape over the warm months. Here are some creative ideas for sneaking learning time into everyday life. We'd love to hear how your family learns together, too. Share your ideas with us on Facebook! Read more »

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