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Library Celebrates Dinosaur Month

Children, parents and dinosaurs attending the Racing to Read Infant/Toddler Story Hour on Oct. 2 celebrated National Dinosaur month by listening to stories about dinosaurs and playing with dinosaur models.

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Library Board  Meeting
Wed., Oct. 14,  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 to Display Drafts of 1960 Map Project

Board members learned about the “1960 Map Project” from Mike Mueller, discussed ways to improve the Outreach Program in New Franklin, thanked Mike Raymore for his donation of time and labor to fix the library roof and considered the 2016 budget during its meeting on Sept. 9. 

Mike Mueller explained the “1960 Fayette Map Project” noting that artist Peggy Guest will create an 8 foot by 5 foot artistic map of Fayette as it appeared in 1960.  The map will eventually be hung in Community Room of the Commercial Trust Building.  The board agreed to Mueller’s request that the library display drafts of the map for public comment about accuracy and completeness prior to the completion of the project.  Mueller also noted that the project has the backing of the Fayette Main Street program. Donations should be sent to Fayette Main Street Inc (Pam Hutsell) checks made out to Fayette Main St Inc, PO Box 44.  Memo line should say 1960 Fayette Map Project.  Checks may also be sent to Mike Mueller at PO Box 269, Fayette, with any comments. 

Although the Outreach Program in Armstrong seems to have a number of patrons, board members are concerned that the numbers using the service in New Franklin are very low. The board is seeking ways to promote Outreach in New Franklin and/or to change the program in order to make it more effective.  Board member Jacque Schaller will brainstorm with the New Franklin school librarians and Outreach Librarian Chris Kloeppel.  Anyone having suggestions is invited to contact Chris, Jacque or any of the other board members.

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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

Library receives proclamation from state legislature.  For more information, 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.

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


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