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Activity Sheets, Word Search Available Here

In celebration of 200th anniversary of Howard County, the library in conjunction with the Friends of the Library is initiating a library activity contest for young library patrons.  Children who complete 200 minutes of reading and other activities will receive a $2 bill at the Friends' Street Fair on July 7.  Activity sheets are available at the library or by clicking here To view the word search activity, click here.

Grant Provides Money for Large Print Books

The Howard County Library Board members talked about the recent Collection Grant from the State Library  and about several programs for children/youth at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 8.  The grant is for the purchase of large print books for the library.  According to Librarian Cathey Monckton a large portion of the $2000 grant will be used to purchase mysteries and Westerns as these two genres are the most popular with patrons who use the large print books.  The remainder of the grant will be used to round out the library's collection of large print books.

The library's Summer Reading Program "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read" began with a cookout at the library on Thursday, June 9.   The next event entitled "Flying Airplanes in the Stacks" will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the library on June 16.  Monckton reported that The Attic had donated two bags of small toys which will be used as prizes for the summer reading program's Scavenger Hunts.  The Scavenger Hunts are scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on June 30.  See children's page for full schedule.

Story Hours for young children will continue at 11 a.m. each Friday and the third Block Party will be all day on July 1.

Visit us on  facebook logo For more information about upcoming library events including the Summer Reading Program, special story hours and the 200th Anniversary Activity Contest.

Next Library Board Meeting will be on Wednesday, July 13 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 location, 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

Forty second graders from Fayette visited the library on May 11.  Those having the correct permission from parents or guardians were given library cards.   

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