Coming Soon to the Homepage!

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Next week, you’ll notice some updates to the library’s homepage. The top navigation and search function will remain the same, but the rest will look refreshed. To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for, we’ve established standing sections for different topics of interest to you.

Winter Reading Book Cover Contest: 2023 Winners

Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2023

first place winners, Winter Reading Book Cover Contest 2023This winter, we asked patrons of all ages to design a new book cover based on a book that reminds them to take care. Congratulations to our winners! These folks drew, painted, and colored designs to celebrate this year’s Winter Reading theme, “Take Time to Take Care.”

100 Years of Change at the Library

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Columbia Public Library exteriorTo improve their services, libraries, along with the rest of society, have embraced evolving technologies over the last century. If a time machine took us back to 1922, we could visit the Columbia Public Library, but we would miss the view from the Quiet Reading Room on the third floor and the convenience of the self-check stations in the current building. We would also miss our digital devices that connect us to the online library catalog, streaming Kanopy movies and all of the other things you love to do through the library’s website.

Re-carpeting at Callaway County Public Library

Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The re-carpeting project will begin at the Callaway County Public Library on Wednesday, December 7. During the first phase, the second floor will be closed, but the first floor will remain open. Once the re-carpeting begins on the first floor, the library will be completely closed for a few days.

Help the Library Help Others

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

a student of Excel Adult High SchoolIn the last few years, the Daniel Boone Regional Library has added new services that address community needs thanks to gifts made to the Daniel Boone Regional Library Foundation. Every penny donated is spent directly on services that benefit your friends, family and neighbors.

Meet the Board: Margrace Buckler

Posted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Board member Margrace Buckler New trustee Margrace Buckler has called Columbia home for 48 years. She grew up in Nevada, Missouri, came to Columbia to attend college and later married Kevin, a Columbia native. She worked in state government for 12 years and recently retired from the City of Columbia after almost 23 years of service. For most of her career, she worked in human resources. Now she gardens, reads and walks miles with her dog Marley. She and her husband enjoy fly fishing and traveling to national parks.

Resolution Opposing 15 CSR 30-200.015

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022

Resolution Opposing 15 CSR 30-200.015 Library Certification Requirement for the Protection of Minors submitted by the Missouri Secretary of State

A Note From the Director

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Margaret Conroy, Executive Director of the Daniel Boone Regional LibraryAs the Columbia Public Library celebrates 100 years of service to our community, I am reminded of how libraries in general have changed over time. Early American public libraries had their origins in local communities and were often started by women’s clubs, such as the Tuesday Club in Columbia. Libraries were viewed as temples of learning — quiet, studious and primarily for adults. Over time, libraries became more open and inclusive.

40 Years of “Party With the Stars”

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

A "Party With the Stars" program in 2008Along with the Columbia Public Library’s centennial, the Daniel Boone Regional Library is celebrating the 40th year of the program “Party With the Stars” hosted by Val Germann of the Central Missouri Astronomical Association. Since its beginning in 1982, we estimate that “Party With the Stars” has attracted about 10,000 attendees to Val’s presentations.

2022 Cosplay Costume Contest Winners

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022

Cosplay Costume Contest Winners 2022We had 13 entries for this year’s online Cosplay Costume Contest and they were all fantastic and unique! After much deliberation, we have chosen this year’s winners. Thanks to our judges and all of our participants!