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Howard County Public Library has joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium (MEC.)
Read about the new system below. Click HERE to access Evergreen.

To check out e-books, audio books, videos through Missouri Libraries 2 Go,
first-time users should click
HERE while returning users should click HERE.
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Library Board Meeting

Wed., Sept. 10, 2014
in the Board Room

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 Selects Bid by Grove Construction for Window  Renovation Project

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.     

Because of the historic nature of the library as a Carnegie Library, Board members insisted that the new windows closely resemble the old windows and  be energy efficient.  New doors and windows should reduce the cost of heating and cooling the library and should make the library more attractive.  New windows should also help protect the books in the library.  Library Board Sets 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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Library Hours

Armstrong Community Center
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ADA Accessible

Main Library
9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Through

New Franklin City Hall
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

ADA Accessible

  Notes from the HOCO Bookworm

Gifts  The Library was given a book in memory of Dianna Shallenburger by her husband.  The book was from Dianna's personal collection.  The library has also received monetary gifts from the Book Club, the Golden Study Club and Joe Ohman.  This money has been used to purchase children's books and materials.

Large Print Books The library has received 40 large print books from the Kansas City Library.  Some of these books will replace books already in the library's collection and others will increase the number of titles in the library's large print holdings.  If you or a friend have trouble reading regular print books, check out the libraries large collection or large print books.

Students from Frank Flashpohler’s Government class at Central Methodist University  recently held a public workshop at the library.   Their Power Point demonstration which focused on using the resources of the Missouri Libraries-2-Go to access e-books and audio books is available by clicking here. 

New Time Library Board members voted to change the time of the meetings from 4:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Board Room in the basement of the library.  Meetings are open to the public.

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.

New Books - Click here to see the most recent purchases.

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

E-books, Audio Books, Videos Now Available to HOCO Library Patrons

Missouri Libraries 2 Go LogoE-books and audio books are now available to patrons of the Howard County Public Library.  Beginning on Sept. 1 patrons with a valid Howard County Library card may go to the Howard County website to download electronic material to a computer and a variety of other electronic devices. 

The Howard County Public Library has joined the Missouri Libraries 2 Go Consortium which uses OverDrive, a global distributor of electronic materials, to offer electronic material to its members.  Howard County library card holders may access e-books, audio books, music and videos from the consortium’s collection by clicking on the Missouri Library 2 Go link on the library’s website.  Each of the member libraries will be expected to purchase material for the consortium’s collection.

Library card holders may browse and search the consortium’s website, check out titles and download them to a PC or Mac®.  All titles can be transferred to portable devices – including iPod®, Sony®ReaderTM, NookTM,  KindleTM, and more.  Most of the audio books can be burned to a CD.

Evergreen LogoHOCO  Public Library Joins Missouri Evergreen Consortium
Your local library has joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium.  This consortium was specifically formed to help libraries like Ho Co Public Library deliver services at a reasonable cost.  As a result of this change, our holdings records, patron records and circulation records are stored on a computer off site.  You may use the same library card and PIN to access the new system.  Only the link and interface has changed. 
Once you have logged in you may search the catalog, renew your checkouts and place holds on items you desire. In addition, you may also view all the library items available from other consortium members.  You may place holds on those items and they will be delivered to your local library free of charge.  The consortium has been adding one new library per month for ten months and anticipates continuing to do this for another year.

We encourage you to log into the new system and explore its features.  We ask that you bring your profile up-to-date by providing an email address and a text messaging phone number.  The new system is capable of texting (or emailing or calling) you when an item on hold becomes available.  Creating a wish list and keeping track of the items you have read are all part of the new system.  Stop by the library and get acquainted with the new system.


City of Fayette

Central Methodist University

CMU Library

Fayette Public Schools

Fayette Festival of the Arts

Boonslick Tourism Site
(Barn Quilts)

The History of Fayette

Fayette Advertiser/Fayette Democrat Leader


Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248