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

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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

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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.

Thank You for Taking Part in One Read 2016!

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 - 12:35 pm

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A huge thank you to everyone who read or listened to “Bettyville” by George Hodgman and participated in any of the excellent One Read events this year. As a community, we explored a wide variety of topics that ranged from caring for an aging parent to the decline and revitalization of small-town America.

Why Authors Love One Read

Posted on Friday, August 5th, 2016 - 3:55 pm

One Read

The idea behind One Read first took root in Seattle in 1997. We adopted the concept in 2001, modeling ours after Chicago’s “One Book, One Chicago.” Many of our One Read authors have been part of other similar community-wide adult reading programs. Even so, they are routinely impressed with the level of involvement from our community and tell us that the quality of the One Read events sets our effort apart.