Library to Go coming soon to Holts Summit

A Library to Go will be established soon for Callaway County residents at the new Holts Summit City Hall.

The Holts Summit Board of Aldermen Monday unanimously approved an ordinance authorizing an agreement between the city and the Daniel Boone Regional Library to create the book delivery and pickup service at City Hall.

The new city hall building is located in a former bank the city purchased next door to the previous city hall on South Summit Drive. The old city hall soon will be fully occupied by the Holts Summit Police Department.

Daniel Boone Regional Library serves residents of Boone and Callaway counties and includes the Callaway County Public Library in Fulton and the Columbia Public Library.

Melissa Carr, director of the Daniel Boone Regional Library, outlined the Library to Go proposal to the Holts Summit aldermen.

Carr said Callaway library patrons would call the library or consult the online catalog of books, CDs or DVDs and reserve one of these items to be picked up at Holts Summit City Hall at 213 S. Summit Drive.

When the book or item is available, it will be taken to the pickup point and placed in an individual locker with a door.

The individual who reserved the book would receive an e-mail when the book is ready, go to City Hall, key in the reservation number on a computer and the individual locker door will pop open, revealing the reserved material.

When the item is ready to be returned it can be dropped off at a return station located at a drive-through window at city hall.

Holts Summit City Administrator Brian Crane said the new City Hall has three drive-up windows. He said the city is using only the one nearest the building.

“The third window will be converted as a convenient drop-off point for Callaway County residents to return books to the Daniel Boone Regional Library,” Crane said.

In other action, the board approved a $37,000 bid from Jefferson Asphalt of Jefferson City on seven street overlay projects.

The streets selected for asphalt overlays this fall are Park Place, Countryside Terrace, Jefferson Road, East Simon Boulevard, North Greenway, Smith Street and Branch Road.

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