New Chapter in Library History

7 years 10 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 07 2010 Dec 7, 2010 Tuesday, December 07, 2010 10:08:54 AM CST December 07, 2010 in News

COLUMBIA - Since the first library was founded in 1854, libraries have been known for education. But what about fun?

In addition to documentaries, educational films, and TV classics, the Daniel Boone Regional Library is now offering some more modern favorites.

"We used to only be able to get the boring stuff. Now there's Disney movies!" patron Katie Fender said.

These feature films based off books, including the Harry Potter and Twilight movies, may be G and PG rated, but they seem to be a big hit for the whole family.

"We rented probably every Magic School Bus movie that there was ten times because that was the only thing they had that they liked to watch," patron Karen Fender said.

Staff has been working on the pilot project since summer.

"This is a program that we have devised to help parents entice their kids to read. Plus, it's even fun for the parents," Library Collections Manager Doyne McKenzie said.

The new films are located on the first floor near the information desk and are available to anyone with a Daniel Boone Library card.

McKenzie says they can hardly keep the new movies on the shelf.

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