Evolution of a Small-Town Library

New Southern Boone County Public Library Building

As we prepare to move the Southern Boone County Public Library to a new address in Ashland, we take a look back at how library service there has changed with the times. Read more »

A Note From the Director

Melissa Carr, DBRL Director

Fresh from some great discussions of "The Tiger's Wife," we're gearing up to choose next year's One Read book. Get ready to share your book suggestions in November. Read more »

Interview With Board Member Julie Baka

Julie Baka

Julie Baka and her family moved to Columbia more than a decade ago and have turned it into their hometown. In addition to being a library board member, Julie is president of the West Ash Neighborhood Association, a trainer for PhoneSmart and runs two Internet retail businesses with her husband. Read more »

Parking Lot Repairs Underway

concrete work

A work crew is readying the parking lot south of the Columbia Public Library for a new asphalt overlay. During this phase, small sections of the lot will be blocked off, limiting available parking space. Read more »

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