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.
“The bookmobile stop in Holts Summit has been our busiest stop for many years,” said Margaret Conroy, DBRL Executive Director. “We added the Library-To-Go lockers and a book drop at Holts Summit City Hall in 2013 as a way to expand services to this area; so when local developer Marty Wilson approached us about opening a library facility in the Summit Plaza, we seriously considered his proposal. This new location will improve access to library services in this part of the county, and we think people will use the library even more than they do now.” Conroy expects that the facility will be ready to open sometime in February after the computer networking, library materials and all the furnishings are in place.
Like the other DBRL locations, people with a library card will be able to check out books in a variety of formats (eBooks, audiobooks and large print), movies, TV shows and music CDs. People can also use internet-enabled computers and free wireless access, as well as attend classes for adults and children.
The Holts Summit Public Library will have a larger collection of materials than what is available on the bookmobile. DBRL is ordering new books, using $35,000 from the DBRL Foundation, monies that a donor requested be used to buy new materials for Callaway County. The rest of the collection will be duplicate copies from other DBRL facilities and donated materials.
The bookmobile will continue making its regular visits and the Library-To-Go lockers and the book drop will remain at the Holts Summit City Hall until the new facility opens.