On 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.
“We’re excited about expanding Daniel Boone Regional Library’s services in this part of Callaway County. Holts Summit has been our busiest bookmobile stop for years, so we know anecdotally that the community wants library services in their area, and during our Community Conversations last year, several residents expressed an interest in having a branch library in Holts Summit,” said Margaret Conroy, executive director of Daniel Boone Regional Library. Conroy expects the library to open no later than January 2019.
The next step is finalizing a lease agreement between DBRL and the Holts Summit Community Empowerment Foundation for the 6,700 square foot space. Once that is done, the library staff will begin collecting materials and furnishings for the new facility. About $35,000 of the funds will come from the Keckeley Endowment Fund, monies earmarked to improve library services in Callaway County.