Phil Harrison and his family have called Columbia home for over four decades. Phil is retired from the University of Missouri system, where he worked for ten years as assistant to the president. Now he fills his time with volunteer activities, reading and foreign travel. He and his wife have three daughters, one in St. Louis and two in Chicago: a postdoc at Washington University, an actor and a speech pathologist.
If you’re interested in knitting, painting, cooking, sewing or other arts and crafts, take a look at the streaming video classes offered by Creativebug and now available through the Daniel Boone Regional Library website. With your library card, you get unlimited access to more than 1,000 award-winning art and craft video classes for all skill levels taught by recognized design experts and artists.
This October, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL). This anniversary marked the start of the regional contract between library districts in Mid-Missouri to provide library services to their residents. Currently, DBRL is made up of two tax-supported library districts: the Callaway County Library District and the Columbia and Boone County Library District (covering all of Boone County except Centralia, which has its own library district).
The regional system concept allows libraries to work together under a formal, legal contract as a single entity. When you hear or read “Daniel Boone Regional Library,” you know that we are operating on behalf of all of our members.
As a 60th anniversary project, we’ve been adding more historical images of library services, staff and patrons into the online Community History Archive.
We have also created new galleries of photos related to specific subjects, like the construction of the first 100 W. Broadway building or the “La Colomba” sculpture that sits outside the Columbia Public Library. Take a look!
Back in the 1950s, the Missouri State Library promoted the formation of regional library systems throughout the state. Several Mid-Missouri library districts recognized the value of this initiative and came together to form the Daniel Boone Regional Library (DBRL) system in 1959. Today DBRL serves 223,303* people throughout Boone and Callaway Counties.
*Based on U.S. Census projections for 2017.
Many non-profit community groups use public meeting space at our libraries. Now it’s even easier to reserve meeting and study rooms through our new online reservation system. You can see a live view of which rooms and times are available and request a reservation with a few clicks. Room reservation requests will also continue to be accepted over the phone.
With the debut of the library’s new Events section, you can now register online for library programs and classes by clicking the “Register” button that appears below an event listing. You will receive email and text reminders of your registration, as well as notifications if an event is canceled or rescheduled. Call-in registrations will also continue to be accepted.
In 1959, several Mid-Missouri library districts came together to form the Daniel Boone Regional Library system. Today DBRL serves 223,303* people throughout Boone and Callaway Counties, and we want to include you in celebrations of our 60-year milestone. As part of our celebrations, we’re featuring displays at two of our libraries. The following are on display throughout October.
This year’s World Kindness Day is November 13, but at the Callaway County Public Library we’re recognizing it all month! Starting Friday, November 1, stop by the library in Fulton to see our kindness display and add your ideas and the ways you’ve shown kindness. All ages are welcome to participate.
Happy spring! Here at DBRL we have been busy working on new services, like opening the new branch in Holts Summit and deploying our new Book Rover to area childcare centers. We’re also gearing up for our annual One Read program and Summer Reading. As busy as we are, we find it is again time to pause a moment to take stock of how we are doing. To help us learn whether we are on track in serving your needs, we will be conducting a survey this summer to get your feedback on our current services, and to ask for suggestions on how we can serve you better.