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heartheartAttention Children: Make Your Own Valentine Cards!
It is time to start thinking about Valentine's Day.  Once again the HoCo librarians will be hosting a "Make Your Own Valentine Party" after school on Friday, Feb. 13. 
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Howard County Library patrons in New Franklin and Armstrong will once again be able to get books and other materials through the Howard County Library Outreach Program.  Beginning in February Librarian Chris Kloeppel will take over the position of Outreach Librarian which has been vacant since the retirement of Larry Harrington last year.  Larry served as Outreach Librarian since the programís inception.

Outreach patrons will be encouraged to use the libraryís website to search for and place holds on books which Chris will then bring to the outreach sites.  She will be able to help patrons in Armstrong search for books on the computer thanks to Casey Imgarten of AirLink who has made the internet available at the Community Center in Armstrong.  The Library Board is looking for ways to access the internet in New Franklin. 

Chris will be at the Community Center in Armstrong from 2 to 5 on the first and third Wednesdays of each month beginning on Feb. 4.  She will visit the City Hall in New Franklin from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays beginning Feb. 11.

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Librarian Offers Technology Clinics

Do you have a Kindle, a Nook or a similar device that you would love to use but aren't sure how it works?  Do you have trouble downloading e-books?  If so, Librarian Chris Kloeppel has some answers for you.  Chris will be offering technology clinics on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and again at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 7.  For more information, call the library.

Library Gears up for Centennial

balloonsThe Library Board is getting ready for its the library's 100th birthday on April 1.  The celebration will begin with a ceremony on the steps of the Library on April 1 and an Open House following the reception.  Other planned activities include a Coloring Contest for school children, a special Story Hour, a movie night at the Library and a birthday dinner celebration on April 23.  The Friends of the Library's annual Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the dinner.

Local artist and Library Board member Peggy Guest designed the 100th anniversary logo which will be used by the library throughout the year.

Library Board  Meeting
Wed., Feb. 11,  2015 at 4 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.

  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

2015 Budget  At the November board meeting library board members approved the budget for 2015.

Gifts  The library recently received a gift of $500 from Dr. Charlie Moore.  Dr. Moore gives the library a monetary gift each year.  The Fayette Rotary Club also gave money to library this fall.  The Library Board would like to thank Dr. Moore, the Rotary Club and everyone who supports the library through gifts of time, money, books and other materials.

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.

Outreach Librarian Retires  Larry Harrington retired after serving for 11 years as Assistant Librarian.  To see story and pictures, click here.

Bid  The Howard County Library Board approved the bid of Grove Construction Co. of Columbia for replacing, painting and installing 53 library windows and four exterior doors at a special board meeting on Wed., August 27

All but one window and one door have been installed.  Painting will begin as soon as everything has been installed.

Tax Rate  At its August meeting the Howard County Library Board voted to set the 2015 Library Tax rate at 10 cents for every $100 of assessed value as approved by the people on April 5, 1959.


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