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How Do Books Get to the Shelves?

Shelves

At the Daniel Boone Regional Library, we have nearly 500,000 books, old and new (including several copies of popular titles). How do we decide which books make it to the library’s shelves? Read more »

From the Director - January 2012

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

One of my favorite sounds at the library is the animated voices of second graders touring our building. Each year, we welcome about 1,800 students from more than 25 schools in Boone and Callaway Counties to come see what a public library is all about. Read more »

Interview With Callaway County Library District Board President Tonya Hays-Martin

Tonya Hays-Martin

Tonya Hays-Martin is the president of the Callaway County Library District Board of Trustees. She is a Fulton native and her first “real” job was an assistant to the children’s librarian at the Callaway County Public Library. For the last 25 years, she’s worked in the mental health field, most recently as the librarian for staff and clients at Fulton State Hospital. Read more »

The Perk Desk is Now Open

Need a break? Come to The Perk Desk at the Columbia Public Library for drinks and snacks. The Perk Desk offers freshly brewed Lakota coffee as well as organic fair trade tea, hot chocolate, juice and soft drinks. We also sell fresh baked goods from The Upper Crust in addition to chips, granola bars and other snacks. Read more »

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