A new service called TumbleBooks designed particularly for young readers is now available to patrons of the Howard County Library through EbscoHost, Patrons can use TumbleBooks in the library or at home by clicking on the Tumblebook icon located in the banner section of the library's webpage.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of TumbleBooks, animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they will love. TumbleBooks are created by taking existing picture books adding animation, sound , music and narration to produce an electronic picture book. Children may choose to read the book or to listen to it while enjoying the pictures and animations.
EBSCOHost is a division of EBSCO Information Services, the leading provider of resources for libraries including discovery, resource management, databases, e-books, historical digital archives and more.
Parents as Teachers at the Library!
Friday, September 30; 5:30-7:00
For all families with young children, birth through age 5.
Receive a library card, meet the librarian, tour the library, browse the books, check out books & DVDs, play with toys, read Leap Frog books and read together.
All kids will receive a free book, bookmark, and reading poster.
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.
eagerly awaited second novel by Laura McHugh, “Arrowood” has just
(Remember she discussed this book when she spoke at the Friends of
the Library annual gathering last April.)
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
more information about upcoming library events including special
Armstrong Community Center
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
from the HOCO BookwormFriends of
the Library have presented the library with a new laptop
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.
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
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.
to those who donated books recently. Click
here to see a list of recent
City of Fayette
Fayette Public Schools
Fayette Festival of the Arts
Boonslick Tourism Site
Fayette Democrat Leader