Hearing Stories = School Success

Family Storytelling Spoon

When you hear “Once upon a time,” you know you’re about to hear a magical fairytale. You learned that at as a little kid, probably before you could read stories yourself. Not only are stories about giants and princesses fun, but research proves that preschoolers who listen to stories have an easier time in school. Read more »

2013 Callaway Youth Poetry Contest Winners

Poetry contest winners

Callaway County youth celebrated April's National Poetry Month by writing some creative verses. Enjoy some poems from this year's winners of the Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest. Read more »

Resources for Food Growers

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Regardless of the size of your operation or whether you raise food for a living or a hobby, you can find free and useful information at the library and through our digital branch. Visit the subject guides for 24/7 access to a focused list of reliable online resources. Read more »

Interview With Trustee Dorothy Carner

Dorothy Carner

Dorothy received her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin and also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology and education from Missouri State University. She came to Columbia in 2007 to help design and open the library at the Reynolds Journalism Institute on the University of Missouri campus. Read more »

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