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Howard County
Library District

is seeking an
Associate Librarian

to work with the library director in the daily operation of the library. Wages will be commensurate wtih experience. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 1.  A job description is available by clicking here and application forms may be found by clicking here.
Free Eclipse Glasses Available at the Library

Fayette Library District is one of 4,800 public libraries across the United States distributing free eclipse glasses prior to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. The glasses are provided by a major outreach program initiated by the Space Science Institute (SSI).  

According to the website, "The so-called Great American Eclipse will pass over the U.S. along a stretch of land from Oregon to South Carolina. Viewers in the path of totality, which spans about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide, will see the moon directly pass in front of the sun, briefly turning day into twilight. Skywatchers outside that path will still see a partial eclipse, when part of the sun will still be in view."  Fayette is in the path of the total eclipse.  However the website warns that "looking up at the sun, even when it is partially covered by the moon, can cause serious eye damage, which is why skywatchers need special solar-viewing glasses." 

This outreach project is funded by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to SSI, a nonprofit corporation focused on science research, education and outreach. The project is also supported by Google, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA, according to a statement from the SSI.

Check out our new Story Hour pictures on the Children's Page.

new booksEvery month the library purchases new books.  You can check out the newest selections by clicking on the picture to the left.  If you have requests, talk to a member of the library staff and they will pass your request on to the Book Selection Committee.
Come read our periodicals, newspapers.  The Howard County Library District presently subscribes to the following periodicals:   Consumer Reports with Buying Guide, Ebony Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Missouri Life, National Geographic,Sports Illustrated, Taste of Home, and Time Magazine.   In addition, the library subscribes to the Columbia Tribune,Glasgow Missourian and The Fayette Advertiser.  All of these are available in the reading room on a daily basis.  In addition, the library has other periodicals which have been donated by some of our patrons.
Visit us on  facebook logo For more information about upcoming library events including special story hours.
Library Hours
Main Library Outreach Sites
9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Through Friday
Armstrong Community Center
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1st Wednesday
The Lodge
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Wednesday
New Franklin Senior Housing
(ADC accessible)
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
4th Wednesday

Links of Interest to Community

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