New Drop Off Sites for Columbia Public Library

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COLUMBIA - Good news, Bookworms! No need to travel to the Columbia Public Library to return books.

The library has added four new sites around town. And guess what they all have in common?

They are all banks.

Library Director Melissa Carr says, "We sent out letters of interest to local businesses and the majority of the responses came from banks."

The following units can be found at these locations around town:

      1) Landmark Bank- 1000 Kennesaw Ridge Road, Columbia, MO 65202

      2) First State Community Bank- 300 Diego Drive, Columbia, MO 65203

      3) Landmark Bank- 1904 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201

      4) Commerce Bank- 2000 Bernadette Dr, Columbia, MO 65203

19 sites around Columbia were considered. Staff at library looked at visibility, convenience, and ease of access.

The Columbia area library is the newest facilty in the Daniel Boone Regional Library System to have drop off locations. Libraries in Ashland and Fulton have locations.

Each unit can hold up to 500 items.

Bellyn Whitteker dropped off books at the Landmark Bank across from Stephen's Park. "I live on the north side of town. This is really conveinent and it also saves gas" Whitteker saves laughingly.