Thank You for Taking Part in One Read 2016!

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 - 12:35 pm


A huge thank you to everyone who read or listened to “Bettyville” by George Hodgman and participated in any of the excellent One Read events this year. As a community, we explored a wide variety of topics that ranged from caring for an aging parent to the decline and revitalization of small-town America.

Why Authors Love One Read

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 - 3:55 pm

One Read

The idea behind One Read first took root in Seattle in 1997. We adopted the concept in 2001, modeling ours after Chicago’s “One Book, One Chicago.” Many of our One Read authors have been part of other similar community-wide adult reading programs. Even so, they are routinely impressed with the level of involvement from our community and tell us that the quality of the One Read events sets our effort apart.

Meet the Board: Susan Daly

Posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 - 11:50 am

Susan Daly

Susan Daly is a lifelong resident of Boone County who began her banking career at age 18. She is now vice president senior trust and compliance officer for Bank of Missouri.

A Note From the Director

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 - 11:50 am

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

If you’re like me, you enjoy reading, listening to music on long car rides and watching movies as part of your summer vacation. Also, I love that I can pack it all with me on my smart phone or tablet. What makes it even better is being able to get it all for free from the library. I can download my entertainment on the spot, wherever I am, through

How We Protect Your Privacy at the Library

Posted on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 - 11:50 am

Protecting Your Privacy

Maybe you’re doing genealogy research, looking into a sensitive legal issue or checking out a torrid romance novel. There are details of your library use that you may prefer to keep from the prying eyes of strangers, neighbors, co-workers or even family.

Meet the Board: Terry K. Higgins

Posted on Monday, May 9th, 2016 - 11:50 am

Terry K. Higgins

Terry K. Higgins is member of the Callaway County Library District Board of Trustees. She grew up in Iowa, but married a native Callawegian and counts nearly 24 years as a Callaway County resident. She raised a family here and was the Executive Director of SERVE, Inc. in Fulton.