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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 Announces Theme, Dates for
Summer Reading Program

Library Board Meeting
Wed. May 14, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Open to Public

To request that the meeting be moved to an ADA accessible site, contact the library staff at least one week prior to the meeting.

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William Least Heat-Moon
 Speaks on April 12

"Fizz, Boom, Read" is the theme for this year's Summer Reading Program according to Librarian Cathey Monckton.  The first meeting on June 12 at 6:30 will once again be a cookout.  The June 19th, June 26th and July 3rd meetings will be at 10 a.m. while the July 10th meeting will be at 6:30.  Monckton hopes that by varying the time more children will be able to attend.  Keep watching for more details.

Award-Winning Children's Books Available

The library has recently purchased several of the new award-winning children's books.  For a complete list, check out the Children's Page.

Blue Highways book cover

William Least Heat-Moon was guest speaker at the Friends of Library’s  annual membership meeting April 12 at 7 p.m. at the 1st Christian Church.  Following his talk, Heat-Moon was  available to sign books.

Copies of his books  including Blue Highways, PrairieErth: A Deep Map, River Horse and  An Osage Journey to Europe are available for check-out. 

  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

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.

Tom T's Hat Rack by Columbia MO author Michele Spry recently received a second place in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards contest.  The book was illustrated by HOCO Public Library Board member Peggy Guest.   The Dragonfly Book Awards honor published authors of all types of literature - fiction and nonfiction - in a wide variety of genres for excellence in writing and publishing.  Both Spry and Guest were speakers at last year's Friends of Library Annual Membership meeting.

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.

Sites of Interest

City of Fayette

Central Methodist University

CMU Library

Fayette Public Schools

Fayette Festival of the Arts

The History of Fayette

Fayette Advertiser/Fayette Democrat Leader

Funeral Service

Boonslick Tourism Site
(Barn Quilts)

Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248