Public Input Sought as Part of Library Director Search

Posted on Monday, July 17th, 2017 - 4:35 pm

The library’s board of trustees would like your input as they begin their search for a new Daniel Boone Regional Library Director. Melissa Carr is retiring in January 2018. Share your thoughts by participating in this online survey. Thank you for taking time to help us with this process.

Zinio Is Now RBdigital

Posted on Friday, July 7th, 2017 - 5:18 pm

There’s a new name and icon to take you to our collection of digital magazines! The Zinio magazine service has renamed itself to RBdigital.

Director’s Note: Strategic Planning

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 - 12:12 pm

This February, we heard from nearly 700 people across Boone and Callaway Counties who either attended one of our Community Conversations or filled out our online survey.
We’ve reviewed everyone’s comments and are beginning to draft our next strategic plan based on that information.

Learning Is Messy

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Learning is Messy

Did you love making worms out of play dough when you were a kid? How about squishing mud between your toes? Or blowing bubbles into the wind? Those were fun times, but they were also learning experiences that helped you get ready for school. It turns out that there’s more to learning than mastering your ABCs and 123s.

“The Turner House” Chosen for One Read 2017

Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 9:56 am

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

The community voted to read “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy for this year’s One Read event. This novel was a New York Times notable book of the year and won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an author talk, in September.

Friends Turn Books Into Bucks

Posted on Monday, April 24th, 2017 - 12:23 pm

It’s been going on for more than 40 years. The Friends have turned discarded books into cash. Each library is fortunate to have a group of volunteers whose sole purpose is to raise money for their respective libraries, primarily through selling donated used books.

Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest 2017

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 - 5:55 pm

April is National Poetry Month. The Callaway County Public Library and the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program invite Callaway County kids and teens to submit an original poem. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful.”

Weapons Policy Added to Comply With State Law

Posted on Friday, March 17th, 2017 - 6:37 pm

Columbia Public Library photo

After reviewing both state and federal firearm laws, listening to comments from the public and after careful consideration at the March 16, 2017 board meeting, the Daniel Boone Regional Library Board of Trustees approved a “Weapons Including Firearms” policy recommended by the library’s attorney.

Design a Bookmark Contest

Posted on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 - 8:50 pm

Library Summer Reading is all about creating a better world this year. Help us encourage other kids to dream, create, have fun and read this summer! Design a bookmark based on the theme, “Build a Better World.” We’ll print the winning bookmarks and share them at the libraries.

Meet the Board: Julie Baka – Columbia Library District

Posted on Friday, February 24th, 2017 - 5:23 pm

Meet the Board Julie Baka

Julie Baka and her family made Columbia home 14 years ago and found the library to be a perfect resource for homeschooling their children. She likes the people in Mid-Missouri and appreciates all the sunshine this part of the country gets. Today, she and her husband own two e-commerce businesses.