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.

Director’s Note: Listening to Our Community

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 - 11:22 am

Listening to Our Community

What you want in your community is important to us. We are part of that community and we want to know how we can improve and what we can do differently to make your life better.

The Library Invites You to a Community Conversation

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 - 9:26 am

image asking What's your wish for our community?

What would improve your quality of life? That’s the question Daniel Boone Regional Library staff will be asking at a series of community conversations to be held in Boone and Callaway Counties. Everyone will be invited to attend one of the public gatherings or to answer a brief online survey this February.

The Curative Powers of Reading Fiction

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 - 8:18 am

The Curative Powers of Fiction

Really? Such a claim may sound like a fake news story on Facebook, but actually several scientific studies point to numerous ways reading fiction benefits our well-being and improves brain function.

Winter Storm Cancellations

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 - 4:49 pm

View the list of library closures and cancellations due to incoming Winter Storm Jupiter. We will update this page with as the weather progresses.

S.T.E.A.M. Spells Good Jobs for Our Kids

Posted on Friday, December 9th, 2016 - 11:26 am


What are our kids’ chances of landing a good-paying job when they’re adults? According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the fastest growing jobs involve science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM skills. Incorporating the creative power of art and design into that equation gets you STEAM. In our increasingly technological society, it’s important to encourage our children to explore the everyday applications of these subjects early in life.