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Library Applies for Grant to Support Pre-School Programs

The library has applied for a $2000 grant from the state which would benefit the library’s preschool patrons according to Librarian Cathey Monckton.  If the library receives the grant it will receive ten new pre-school books each month through July and will be expected to have more story hours for pre-schoolers.

Outreach Librarian Chris Kloeppel on her first day in New FranklinHoward 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 took 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 program’s inception.

Outreach patrons are encouraged to use the library’s 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 at both sites search for books on the computer thanks to Casey Imgarten of AirLink who has made the internet available at the Community Center in Armstrong and the New Franklin City Council which is allowing the library to use its internet access.

Chris will be at the Community Center in Armstrong from 2 to 5 on the first and third Wednesdays of each month and in New Franklin from 2 to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays.

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Betty and Glenn Collier Genealogy Center
Nears Completion

The renovation of the genealogy/board room in the basement of the library is moving along and should be complete in time for the library's centennial celebration in April.

Peggy and Joe Guest have stripped the tile from the floor exposing the concrete which they have stained and sealed.  In addition they have constructed a wall which divides the room into two areas.  When the renovation is completed the larger area which opens to the library parking lot will be dedicated as the Betty and Glenn Collier Genealogy Center.  The smaller room will be used for Board Meetings and other meetings.

The Guests plan to build bookcases along one wall to house the library’s collection of genealogy material.  They have added new outlets and hope to improve the lighting.  This project is being funded in part by money which has been donated to the library in memory of the Colliers.  Betty ran weekly genealogy workshops in the library for many years. 

Mike Mueller has donated a wooden cabinet for the board room and the board approved the purchase of a table and chairs for that room.  Librarian Lyn Mortimer has donated smoke detectors for the renovated areas.

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.

Library Board  Meeting
Wed., March 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

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.


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