The Library Invites You to a Community Conversation

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Survey is now Closed

What would improve your quality of life? That’s the question Daniel Boone Regional Library staff will be asking at a series of community conversations to be held in Boone and Callaway Counties. Everyone will be invited to attend one of the public gatherings or to answer a brief online survey this February.

“We’re starting our strategic planning process, and we want to know how the library can better serve the community,” said Melissa Carr, Daniel Boone Regional Library director. “By asking general questions about our communities as a whole, we can take a look at how the library might fit into the overall picture.” The new plan will begin in 2018.

Informal, one-hour public sessions will be held in Ashland, Auxvasse, Columbia, Fulton, Hallsville, Harrisburg and Holts Summit, and other locations may be added. Each will be led by a librarian who will ask conversation-starting questions. The long-range planning team will review all the ideas and comments that come up, look for trends, set goals and brainstorm ways the library can enhance our current services and work with community partners to act on some of these new goals.

“We’ve achieved a lot since 2009 under our current strategic plan. We’re excited to find out what people have to say and where it leads us next,” said Carr.

Please join us at one of the following community conversations.

You can also hold a discussion of your own with friends or family. Download a Community Conversation Starter packet here.

Ashland

Thursday, Feb. 9, Noon
Friday, Feb. 24, 5 p.m.
Both sessions at
Southern Boone County Public Library
109 N. Main St.

Auxvasse

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2 p.m.
United Security Bank
101 E. Walnut St.

Columbia

Wednesday, Feb. 1
10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway

Thursday, Feb. 2
12:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway

Thursday, Feb. 2, 6 p.m.
Hillcrest Community Center
1907 Hillcrest Drive

Friday, Feb. 3, 2 p.m.
First State Community Bank
300 Diego Drive

Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.
Columbia Public Library
100 W. Broadway

Monday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.
Family Impact Center
105 E. Ash St.

Tuesday, Feb. 7,
11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
ARC (Activity & Recreation Center)
1701 W. Ash St.

Friday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m.
J.W. “Blind” Boone Center
301 N. Providence Rd.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m.
Progressive Missionary
Baptist Church
702 Banks Ave.

Fulton

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.

All sessions at
Callaway County Public Library
710 Court St.

Hallsville

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.
Intermediate School Commons
411 Hwy 124

Harrisburg

Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
Harrisburg High School
801 S. Harris St.

Holts Summit

Thursday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.
Holts Summit Municipal Building
245 South Summit Drive