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.

Rockin’ Into Reading

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

kids pose with rock 'n' roll props

Keep grooving to that beat! Research suggests that music benefits our brains, beginning at birth and continuing on into our golden years. And music can help ready kids for reading, too.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” Chosen for One Read

Posted on Friday, May 25, 2018

book cover for Killers of the Flower Moon

This, year our community voted to read “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders the the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann for this year’s One Read program. Over the last 17 years, several nonfiction titles have been selected, but this is the first time that a true crime story has been chosen. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an author talk, in September.