A Note From the Director

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

Though the Civil War took place 150 years ago, it had such a profound impact on the nation and on those living in Boone and Callaway Counties that it remains relevant and interesting to us today. Between August 10-October 6, I invite you to visit the interactive display “A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri” at the Columbia Public Library. Read more »

Test Drive an E-reader

e-reader testing station

Look for our special e-reader test drive cart on the first floor by the media desk at the Columbia Public Library. Try a Kindle, an iPad and a Nook and ask our staff questions about how to use each of them. This rolling demo will also be traveling to our Fulton and Ashland libraries soon. Read more »

App Update for eBook and Downloadable Audiobook Users

Overdrive app on several devices

The OverDrive Media Console app update has just been released for Apple iOS and Android devices. Read more »

Book by Local Author Wins One Read Vote

One Read

The community has selected “The Ruins of Us” by local author Keija Parssinen as DBRL's 2013 One Read book! Earlier this year, readers submitted more than 140 book suggestions. The reading panel helped narrow the list to the two finalists and people voted for their preferred title for this year’s One Read selection. Read more »

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