Celebrate 50 Years of Library Service

50th Anniversary Challenge

Our library system turned 50 this summer on July 9, and to celebrate, we're having a special promotion starting July 22. When you play the 50th Anniversay Challenge Game, you could win a $50 prize just for trying out some new library services. Read more »

More Parking in Columbia

Parking at the Columbia Public Library

At the June board meeting, library trustees voted to purchase property in Columbia at the corner of Garth Ave. and Walnut St. The land will be used for a new employee parking lot for the Columbia Public Library, making 42-44 more spaces available for patron parking. Read more »

Interview With Columbia Library Board President Tom Richards

Board Member Tom Richards

Tom Richards has served on the Columbia Library District Board of Trustees since 2002 and as the Columbia board president for the past two years. He is also the chief financial officer for Landmark Bank. Here are his thoughts on libraries, DBRL and the Columbia Public Library. Read more »

Parenting Resources


This summer, a record-breaking number of children have signed up for the annual Summer Reading program. So many kids in our libraries means a lot of parents are visiting as well. If you are one of those parents, or if you expect a child for a visit this summer, you might be interested in the library’s parenting collections. Read more »

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