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With the beginning of the new school year the Fayette Librarians are asking Story Time Friends to help them rethink the Story Hour Program.  They would like to know if different days or times would work better for those who would like to attend.

“We are open to suggestions.  We have loved having such bright, energetic, friendly Friday Friends,” Librarian Chris Kloeppel noted.  “Let’s keep story time going strong.  Please share your ideas with us,” she added.

Board Approves Tax Levy for 2017

At the Aug. 10 meeting, the Howard County Library District Board held a public hearing and established that the Library tax rate for 2017 would be 0.1000.  This is the same tax rate that was established by vote of the people April 5, 1959.   

In other business the board learned that the library has received from the Central Methodist University's Technical Services Department twenty Dell computers from their used desktop inventory that will complement computers already owned by the library.    

REMINDER The Outreach Program goes to Armstrong the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at the Community Center and to New Franklin on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the City Hall Annex from 2:00 – 5:00 pm each month.  Check them out and see what they have to offer. 

Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
in the Board Room.

Meeting is open to the public.

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

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Have you fallen into a good book lately?
Book News for the Month

If one cannot go to the Palace Theatre on London's West End to see “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two,”  one can check out the script, based on the story by J.K. Rowling.  Of course, all the other Harry Potter books are available also.

book coverThe eagerly awaited second novel by Laura McHugh, “Arrowood” has just been released.  (Remember she discussed this book when she spoke at the Friends of the Library annual gathering last April.) bbok cover

September will be One Read month at the Daniel Boone Regional Library—many activities in Columbia, Ashland, and Fulton.  This year's winner is “Bettyville” by George Hodgman. This nonfiction book narrates the humorous but heart warming story of a successful New Yorker coming back to his Mid-Mo roots to be with his irascible mother.  The second runner up was “Hotel in the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford about life in Seattle during WWII in the Japanese community.   Both are worthy of your attention.
- Joe Geist, Library Board Vice President & Book Selection Committee Member
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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

Friends of the Library have presented the library with a new laptop projector.  

Block Parties The library will be having a Block Party on the first Friday of each month.  Children are invited to come to the library anytime during the Block Party day to build with the many sets on blocks owned by the library.  The next Block Party will be on June 3.

New Books Book Selection Committee member Joe Geist reported that the library had spent $498.29 for books in May.  This amount includes $139.19 for youth books and $359.10 for adult books.  To see a listing of some of the new books that have been purchased recently, 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