Meet the Board: Shannon Alvis

Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Board member Shannon AlvisShannon Alvis has lived in Boone County for 39 years. She moved with her family from Kansas City to Columbia when she was five years old and later attended Rock Bridge High School. She is a proud graduate of Columbia College and now works at Veterans United Home Loans. She and her husband Tim have been married for 21 years and enjoy their three children and two dogs.

A Note From the Director

Posted on Friday, February 9, 2024

Margaret Conroy, Executive Director of the Daniel Boone Regional LibraryThanks to you, our community members, and other donors in Boone and Callaway Counties for helping to make 2023 a banner fundraising year for our Foundation! With the receipt of a large unexpected bequest, the DBRL Foundation had the best year in its 37-year history.

Free Tech Training for Beginners and Beyond

Posted on Friday, February 2, 2024

patrons get computer training from a library staff memberMaybe you were late to get onboard the technology bandwagon due to slowly improving internet connectivity and cell phone coverage in your area? Or, perhaps, you do use technology, but you need to improve your skills to advance in your field? Where can computer greenhorns and more experienced tech users get affordable tech training? At the library, classes are free!

Getting Started on Your Family Tree

Posted on Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Have you been curious about whether any of your ancestors fought in the Civil War or where your family first settled upon arriving in the United States? Maybe you have questions you’d love to answer, but you just don’t know where to begin. Genealogist and library staff member Tim Dollens, offers these tips on how to get the ball rolling on your family research.

A Look Back at 2023

Posted on Thursday, December 28, 2023

Step into the pages of 2023 with DBRL! From notable achievements to the faces that make our library special, this year-in-review video encapsulates the essence of our shared journey. Press play and immerse yourself in the highlights of the past year.

NEW Creativebug Classes

Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

Are you looking for a new DIY project? Whether you want to make something holiday-themed, a personal gift for someone special or something new for yourself, Creativebug is loaded with ideas and video tutorials on how to do it. There are projects for all skill levels that are fun to do as a group or individually. All you need is your library card to get started.

A Note From the Director

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Margaret Conroy, Executive Director of the Daniel Boone Regional LibraryA key part of the library’s core mission is helping children develop a love of reading. Studies have proven that reading achievement contributes to academic success, employment opportunities and a more fulfilling life — and your library team is here to help!

Meet the Board: Jacqueline Kelly

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023

Board member Jacqueline Kelly stands in front of library book shelvesBefore moving to Boone County in the 1970s, Jacqueline Kelly taught cultural geography to junior high school students, served as the university director of pre-college programs for high school students (Upward Bound) and worked for the State of Missouri as a management consultant. She earned both her MBA and doctorate from MU. She has served on several boards with the City of Columbia and the Trulaske College of Business at MU as well as volunteering on MU’s Black History Month Committee and the Missouri University Retiree Association’s scholarship committee.

DBRL Receives Kindness to Youth Award

Posted on Thursday, November 16, 2023

Kindness to Youth Award plaque for the Daniel Boone Regional Library sits in the lap of a large Pete the Cat stuffed animal on top of library shelvesDaniel Boone Regional Library was just named one of the three Kindness to Youth Award honorees by Children’s Grove and Missouri Business Alert! Other honorees in this category are LBO Sports and Powerhouse Community Development. We appreciate that others in our community recognize what the library does every day to help our youth.

Opening the Road to School Success

Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023

preschool children sit with their backs against the wall, smiling off cameraResearch conducted by many different organizations across the world points to the importance of young children having books where they live and play. Through reading and storytelling, kids begin to understand language, learn new words and develop their imaginations — all important skills to have when they enter school.
As a library, we strongly believe and support what these studies find, so we offer a wealth of books for preschoolers. We also understand the time and financial constraints many families face and the difficulties they may have getting to the library, visiting the bookmobile or purchasing books for themselves. Since 2010, we’ve been taking books to where many kids spend their days: child care centers.