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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.