Director’s Note: Strategic Planning

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017

This February, we heard from nearly 700 people across Boone and Callaway Counties who either attended one of our Community Conversations or filled out our online survey.
We’ve reviewed everyone’s comments and are beginning to draft our next strategic plan based on that information.

Learning Is Messy

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Learning is Messy

Did you love making worms out of play dough when you were a kid? How about squishing mud between your toes? Or blowing bubbles into the wind? Those were fun times, but they were also learning experiences that helped you get ready for school. It turns out that there’s more to learning than mastering your ABCs and 123s.

“The Turner House” Chosen for One Read 2017

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Turner House by Angela Flournoy

The community voted to read “The Turner House” by Angela Flournoy for this year’s One Read event. This novel was a New York Times notable book of the year and won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. The community is given the summer to read the book in preparation for related programming, including an author talk, in September.

Friends Turn Books Into Bucks

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017

It’s been going on for more than 40 years. The Friends have turned discarded books into cash. Each library is fortunate to have a group of volunteers whose sole purpose is to raise money for their respective libraries, primarily through selling donated used books.

Callaway County Youth Poetry Contest 2017

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April is National Poetry Month. The Callaway County Public Library and the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program invite Callaway County kids and teens to submit an original poem. This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful.”

Weapons Policy Added to Comply With State Law

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017

Columbia Public Library photo

After reviewing both state and federal firearm laws, listening to comments from the public and after careful consideration at the March 16, 2017 board meeting, the Daniel Boone Regional Library Board of Trustees approved a “Weapons Including Firearms” policy recommended by the library’s attorney.

Meet the Board: Julie Baka – Columbia Library District

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017

Meet the Board Julie Baka

Julie Baka and her family made Columbia home 14 years ago and found the library to be a perfect resource for homeschooling their children. She likes the people in Mid-Missouri and appreciates all the sunshine this part of the country gets. Today, she and her husband own two e-commerce businesses.

Director’s Note: Listening to Our Community

Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Listening to Our Community

What you want in your community is important to us. We are part of that community and we want to know how we can improve and what we can do differently to make your life better.

The Library Invites You to a Community Conversation

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

image asking What's your wish for our community?

What would improve your quality of life? That’s the question Daniel Boone Regional Library staff will be asking at a series of community conversations to be held in Boone and Callaway Counties. Everyone will be invited to attend one of the public gatherings or to answer a brief online survey this February.

The Curative Powers of Reading Fiction

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Curative Powers of Fiction

Really? Such a claim may sound like a fake news story on Facebook, but actually several scientific studies point to numerous ways reading fiction benefits our well-being and improves brain function.