A new collection  of feature films based on children’s and teen’s books is now available for check out at all Daniel Boone Regional Library locations . Until now, the library’s collection focused on documentaries, educational films and TV classics.
“We felt that including movies based on books was a logical pilot project for us to try at the library,” said Doyne McKenzie, Collections Manager for Daniel Boone Regional Library. “It’s another valuable tool parents can use to encourage children to read.”
The new collection, funded in part by the Friends of the Columbia Public Library , includes popular films such as “Alice in Wonderland ,” “Babe ,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid ,” “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ,” “Polar Express ,” “Princess Diaries ” and “Twilight .” View the complete listing  of all the films in the new collection.
The Friends are a volunteer group that raises money through book sales to buy new library materials and fund special projects for the library.
Anyone with a Daniel Boone Regional Library card  can check out feature films and other library materials at the Columbia Public Library , Callaway County Public Library , Southern Boone County Library , the library’s bookmobiles  and at Library-To-Go  at Ed’s Quik Shop in Hallsville. You can fill out and submit a library card application  online or at any library building or bookmobile.