Bookmobile Jr. Is on the Move

Photograph of Bookmobile Jr.DBRL is on the move! Bookmoble Jr., a library vehicle loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, is headed out for some special events next week. We invite you to stop by for the chance to explore Bookmobile Jr., and say hi to our library staff.


Tons of Trucks

Wednesday, April 27 › 4-7 p.m.
Columbia, Target parking lot, Columbia Mall

Trucks and vehicles of all shapes and sizes, including our very own Bookmobile, Jr., will be on display for you to admire, climb on and sit inside. This community event is free and held rain or shine. Co-sponsored by Columbia Parks & Recreation, Columbia Mall and NASH 94.7FM. All ages.

Safe Kids Day
Columbia, Hearnes Fieldhouse, 600 E Stadium Blvd

Visit Bookmobile, Jr. at this carnival-style event offered by the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital. Activities include exploring big trucks, bicycle helmet fittings, safety booths and local stage entertainment. Event held rain or shine.

Check out our website to find out more information about our bookmobiles and bookmobile stops.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Doc BearCinco de Mayo is the most celebrated holiday of Mexican culture in the United States. You can celebrate too, with Health Care USA and Centro Latino at their Cinco de Mayo Family Fun Night. Enjoy zumba, healthy food options, a disc jockey, fitness games and more.

When: Sunday, May 4, 3-7 pm

Where: Walt Disney Room in the University of Missouri’s Memorial Union Building, 518 Hitt St, Columbia

Want to learn more about this holiday?

Grab some books explaining the history and culture of Cinco de Mayo.

Share materials in Spanish with your children.

  • Visit our children’s Spanish language section for a variety of fact and story books for all youth (infants to teens).
  • Don’t speak Spanish? Explore the Spanish language books in Tumblebooks, our online collection of animated, talking picture books for the preschool to elementary school crowd.

Cub Hub Provides Support for Student Parents

School is back in full swing, and it feels like our to-do lists are taking over the world. If you are both a student and a parent, your workload is growing exponentially. Don’t pull out your hair; Cub Hub to the rescue!

Cub Hub is a collaborative project of ParentLink, the Student Parent Center and the Association of Parenting Students. This service allows parents to dig into their school work while their children enjoy educational playtime. Parents focus on their work in a study space equipped with computers and WiFi knowing their children are nearby and supervised by Service Learning StudentsContinue reading