Read All Summer Long, No Matter Your Pace!

Are you a student entering grades K-12? Tell us what books you’d like to borrow, and we’ll mail them to you, all for free. You can also sign up for the library’s Summer Reading program, which means you’ll get a reward if you track your reading and complete some activities of your choice. This year’s theme is “Imagine Your Story.”

Book mailings begin June 15 and end August 15.

For all students who attend school in these cities:

Questions about the Books by Snail program and how it works? View our Frequently Asked Questions.

For more information, call our direct line at 573-817-7092 or the Columbia Public Library at 1-800-324-4806. You may also email us.

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