Building on Reading

Posted on Friday, September 1st, 2017 - 12:28 pm

We all read for a purpose, whether it’s for pleasure, for learning or for both. Whatever the reason, it does our brains good. To build on that proven scientific fact, we offer you ways to become even more engaged with the printed word.

Director’s Note: Districts Come Together

Posted on Monday, August 28th, 2017 - 10:41 am

Listening to Our Community

In June, the Columbia City Council and the Boone County Commissioners approved the Columbia and Boone County Library Districts’ request to unify the two districts into one library district.

What’s App With the Library

Posted on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 - 3:32 pm

These days, there’s an app for everything, and that includes the library! That means you can tuck the library into your pocket, stash it in your backpack or stow it wherever you keep your digital device. With a few taps, you can read, watch or listen to a nearly endless list of offerings.

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.