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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 Street Fair to Feature "WildHeart in Concert," July 19 at 7 p.m.

The Friends of Library invite everyone to the annual Street Fair on July 19 at 7 p.m.  This year's fair will feature the music of the Emmy Award winning family group - WildHeart! 

According to their website they "begin with a bowlful of nature, add a backparck and walking stick, stir in a spring day and WOW!  It's time to Explore!  Join in WildHeart's musical adventure exploding with encouragement to get outside and discover nature!  Groove and move together to upbeat tunes about wild animals, their habitats and behaviors."

This family group has performed at Silver Dollar City, the St. Louis Arch, the Missouri Botanical Gardens and is popular with school and library groups across the midwest.  Mom and Dad, Jan and George Syrigos, are both graduates of the University of Missouri with degrees in Forestry and Fish & Wildlife Management respectively.  Their 14-year-old daughter Sophia is the vocalist for the group.

Children Enjoy Summer Reading Program
"Fizz, Boom, Read!"

Photos by C. Kloeppel

At one session children made snow globes, heard stories about lightning and thunder and made Impressive, Edible Rockets!

Bd Announcement Aug. 13

Library Board Seeks New Bids Reflecting Prevailing Wage

In preparation for the Howard County Library’s 100th birthday on April 1, 2015, the library board is taking new sealed bids for replacing, painting and installing 53 library windows and four exterior doors  (excluding front door).   The new bids must reflect the prevailing wage. 

Because of the historic nature of the library as a Carnegie Library, Board members insist that the new windows closely resemble the old windows.  However, they must  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. 

For more information about the bid process and requirements,  contact Peggy Guest or the library.  The deadline for turning in sealed bids has been extended to  4:00 p.m., Aug. 12, 2014. Late bids will not be considered.   Bids will be opened at the board meeting on Aug. 13. The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

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
Friday

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.

 

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