A Note From the Director

Margaret Conroy, Executive Director of the Daniel Boone Regional LibraryAs we celebrate our 100th year of tax-supported library service at our home base in the Columbia Public Library, we at the Daniel Boone Regional Library are also looking to the future. This year, we are formulating our next strategic plan, which will guide our public services for the next three to five years. The planning process involves analyzing our current services and use patterns and meeting with the staff, trustees and members of the public to identify our strengths, areas for growth and new opportunities to serve you. Once we have our goals defined and projects scheduled, we will develop annual budgets to support those goals.

Our current plan, which expires this year, was originally set to expire in 2020. Since it was a well-written plan, we were able to extend it for two years to get us through the pandemic. I’m not sure we’re at the end of the pandemic, but we are proud of the work we’ve done to improve services these past few years, and especially of the work we’ve done since March 2020. New services added under the current plan include our small Book Rover vehicle serving child care centers and schools, a book bike for mobile events, new tutoring and other learning services, customized readers’ advisory services, reading programs for children, curbside pickup and more!

I’m looking forward to what we can deliver with the next strategic plan in place!

Margaret M. Conroy, Executive Director