Books by Snail

Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 by Erin

Books by Snail logoWe understand that getting to the library and checking out materials can be hard if you don’t live near our Columbia, Fulton or Ashland library branches. That’s why we have our bookmobiles and our Library-To-Go lockers. But did you know that DBRL provides a free service every summer where we mail books to kids and teens in our rural service areas? This program is called Books by Snail, and we’ve been providing this service for 10 years thanks to the Missouri State Library!*

Getting started with Books by Snail is easy. First, sign up for the program. Just tell us what books your kids would like to start with (or we can choose some for them). With return postage already paid, we mail the books to your home. When your kids are done reading, send us the books back along with your request for more. Your kids will also be signed up for the library’s Summer Reading program, which means they will get a reward if they track their reading and complete some fun activities.

Students who attend school in one of the school districts below are eligible to participate!

  • Auxvasse
  • Hallsville
  • Harrisburg
  • Hatton
  • Holts Summit
  • Kingdom City
  • Mokane
  • New Bloomfield
  • Sturgeon
  • Williamsburg

The dates this year for Books by Snail are May 30-August 4. If you have any questions or would like more information, call 1-800-324-4806 or email us.

*This project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Author: Erin

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