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Library to Get New Roof

Don't be surprised to see lots of activity across from City Hall at the Howard County Library.   Our Carnegie Library is getting  a  much needed new roof.   Weathercraft Inc. from Jefferson City was contracted to put the new dark brown roof on our historic library.  They will be in full swing during the next weeks.
The library has also renewed its subscriptions to the Glasgow Missourian and the Columbia Tribune and of course our local Fayette papers.   Come to the library to read the current news in our area from all these sources.
The Friends of the Library will provide the refreshments for the Fall Story Hour which will be on Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m.  Dr. Larry Brown will tell stories.  Every child attending will receive a free book.  

Library Board Meeting

Second Wednesday of the Month
4 p.m. in the Board Room

Meetings are open to the public.

To ask that a meeting be moved
to an ADA accessible location,
contact the library staff
at least one week
prior to the meeting
Book News for the Month

Bob DylanNobel PrizeThis is Nobel Prize month in the world and the really big news is that Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize in Literature.  He is the first American to win the top honor since Toni Morrison won in 1993.  More importantly, he is the first musician ever to be recognized since the award was started in  1901.  The Nobel committee praised the singer and songwriter “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”

Dylan is the fourteenth American writer to win this prestigious award since its inception.   Here is the list of American honorees:   Sinclair Lewis (1930), Eugene O' Neill (1936), Pearl Buck (1938), T. S. Eliot (1948),  William Faulkner (1949), Ernest Hemingway (1954), John Steinbeck (1962), Saul Bellow (1976), Issac Bashevis Singer (1978), Czelaw Miloz (1980), Joseph Brodsky (1987),  Derek Walcott (1992), and Morrison (1993).

How many of these prized authors have you read?   Come in and search thestacks to see what you can find.  There is a storehouse of knowledge and literary entertainment  in all these varied writers.

- Joe Geist, Library Board Vice President & Book Selection Committee Member
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  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

Friends of the Library have presented the library with a new laptop projector.  

Block Parties The library will be having a Block Party on the first Friday of each month.  Children are invited to come to the library anytime during the Block Party day to build with the many sets on blocks owned by the library.  The next Block Party will be on June 3.

New Books   To see a listing of some of the new books that have been purchased recently, 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.


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