Fighting Epidemics Before They Happen

Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected WorldLearn what our medical community is doing locally and around the world to prevent disease from ravaging communities near and far. Join us at the library for a series of “Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World” events, presented in partnership with the American Society of Microbiology.

DBRL to Open Location in Holts Summit

Posted on Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Summit Plaza sign

The Daniel Boone Regional Library will be opening a library facility in Holts Summit in 2019. Plans have been in the works for several months and were finalized with the signing of an agreement for the library to occupy a 7,200 square feet space in the Summit Plaza in Holts Summit.

Call for Entries: 2019 Quilt Exhibit

Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018

Manor House quilt by Dawn HeeseWool Theme Selected for Fifth Annual Quilt Exhibit
Every year, curator Mindy Smith selects a different aspect of quilting to feature at the annual quilt exhibit at the Columbia Public Library in April. “Having this exhibit at the library, provides such a good learning opportunity to help everyone more fully appreciate this form of expression,” said Mindy. “So this year, wool is the featured element, and we are opening the entries up to include coverlets and hooked rugs in addition to quilts.”
Submissions are being accepted for consideration December 1, 2018 through March 3, 2019.

A Lesson in Bypassing Fake Facts

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018

laptop in classroomThere is a wealth of information available online, but not all of it’s accurate. If you’re a student, evaluating which search results are trustworthy and what sources provide quality information can mean the difference between a passing or failing grade. So where can students go for accurate information? Right here, at library’s digital branch!

Pedaling Books to You

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018

Book BikeIntroducing the Book Bike, the newest and smallest addition to our troupe of traveling libraries. It comes loaded with books that you can check out and a Wi-Fi hotspot, so we can set you up with an adult library card on the spot. You’ll be seeing our staff with our portable library at community events throughout Boone and Callaway Counties.

Meet the Board – Taylor Cudd

Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Taylor CuddTaylor Cudd moved to Mid-Missouri in January 2016 when she accepted her first recreational therapy job in the area. It means that she’s eight hours away from her hometown in Elgin, Oklahoma, but she’s ready to get involved with her newly adopted community.

Where Butterflies and Books Hang Out

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2018

Ashland LibraryOutside of the Southern Boone County Public Library, butterflies flutter in and out of the flowers now in full bloom in the library’s native garden that surrounds the building. The abundance and type of plantings in the garden entitled it to become a registered Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch, and it recently was registered as a part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Rock Out to the Summer Reading Community Spotify Playlist

Posted on Friday, August 24, 2018

Spotify ConcertThe spirit of Summer Reading 2018 rocks on!  Listen to our patron-generated “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Spotify Playlist. With more than 100 songs, there’s something for everyone in this mix of country, rock, rap, blues, K-pop and oldies.

Holts Summit Closer to Getting Library

Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018

Holts SummitOn Thursday evening, the Callaway County Library District Board of Trustees accepted a letter of intent submitted by Marty Wilson with the Holts Summit Community Empowerment Foundation to open a library in a recently renovated space in Summit Plaza. The proposal offered to waive the first two years of rent for the new library.

A Note From the Director: Summer Reading

Posted on Monday, August 6, 2018

Margaret Conroy

Every summer, libraries around the country pull out all the stops to deliver extra programming and exciting events to engage communities, especially children, in reading. Preparing an engaging summer reading program is nearly year-round work. Why do we do it? We do it to celebrate the joy of reading, of course, but also to help stop the phenomenon known as the “summer slide,” where children often lose ground in the reading and math skills they gained throughout the school year.