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Bruno the Bear and friend Library Invites Children to  Annual Teddy Bear Christmas Story Hour
Children of all ages are invited to attend the popular Teddy Bear Christmas Story Hour on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m.  There will be stories and treats and possibly even a visit by the ever popular Bruno the Bear.  Each child attending the Story Hour will take home his/her very own Teddy Bear.
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Library Board  Meeting
Wed., Dec. 9,  2015
at 3:30 p.m.  in the
Board Room

The meeting is open to the public.

To ask that the meeting be moved to an ADA accessible site, contact the library staff at least one week prior to the meeting.

Board Votes New Rates for Copies, Prints

Howard County Library Board approved the budget for 2016, increased the cost of print jobs and copies and discussed the types of books purchased by the Book Selection Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 11.

After discussing the costs involved in offering patrons the opportunity to print documents and to make copies, the board approved new rates which will become effective on Jan. 1, 2016.  Print jobs which have cost 10¢ per page will now cost patrons 15¢ per page and copies will go from 15¢ per copy to 20¢ per copy. 

The Book Selection Committee consisting of Joe Geist, Patsy Harrington, Cathey Monckton and Nancy Anderson meets each month prior to the board meeting to select new books for the library and each month Geist reports to the Board.  This month’s total of approximately $571 includes the cost for rental of large print books from the Kansas City library,    The large print books which are located in their own section and include many western novels and mysteries have become quite popular with library patrons.

Children Enjoy Halloween Story Hour Sponsored by Friends of the Library   goblin in library   Mary Ann Riggs   Larry Brown

  Library Hours  

Armstrong Community Center
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays

Main Library

9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Through Friday
New Franklin City Hall
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays

  Notes from the HOCO Bookworm

Library is seeking a new IT person.  Roger Lembke who has served as a volunteer IT consultant since 2002 plans to step down no later than July 1, 2016.  Anyone interested in this position should contact a member of the Library Board or the library staff.  For a job description, click here.

Library receives proclamation from state legislature./strong>  For more information, click here.

Come read our periodicals, newspapers.  The Howard County Public Library presently subscribes to the following periodicals and newspapers:  Consumers Reports with Buying Guide, Ebony, Entertainment Weekly, Missouri Life, National Geographic, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, Taste of Home, Time Magazine, The Fayette Advertiser and the Fayette Democrat Leader, the Columbia Tribune and The Glasgow Missourian.  In addition, the library has other periodicals which have been donated by some of our patrons.

Thank you to those who donated books recently.  Click here to see a list of recent contributors.


City of Fayette

Central Methodist

CMU Library

Fayette Public Schools

Fayette Festival of the Arts

Boonslick Tourism Site
(Barn Quilts)

Fayette Advertiser/
Fayette Democrat Leader



Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248