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friends adFriends of Library Invite Writer Laura McHugh To Speak at Annual Meeting on April 28

friends of library logoLaura McHugh, author of The Weight of Blood will be the speaker at the Friend’s of the Library annual membership meeting which is scheduled for April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Church.  The following slate of officers will be presented at that meeting:  Tony Cook, president; Mary Ann Riggs, Vice President; Lyn Mortimer and Elisha Wells, members-at-large.

McHugh is an international Thriller Writers' award winner and was nominated for the Barry Award for best first novel.  Her book, The Weight of Blood, was named one of the best books of the year by BOOKPAGE.

Visit us on facebook logo for more information about upcoming library events including Friends of the Library Annual Meeting, Infant/Toddler Story Hours on Fridays at 11 a.m., special Story Hours and future Racing to Read events.

Library Purchases Read-a-Round with Monroe Memorial Gift

announcement of board meeting in MayKids on Read-a-RoundHoward Country Library Board members considered how the library could use a gift of $1000 the library has received in memory of Virginia Monroe at its meeting on March 9. 

Upon the recommendation of librarians Monckton and Chris Kloeppel, the board voted to use the gift honoring Monroe to purchase the  “read-a-round” seating arrangement (seen above) for the children’s wing of the library.  A plaque with Monroe’s name will be affixed to the “read-a-round.”

  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

Library is seeking a new IT person.  Roger Lembke who has served as a volunteer IT consultant since 2002 plans to step down no later than July 1, 2016.  Anyone interested in this position should contact a member of the Library Board or the library staff.  For a job description, click here.

New Books At the February meeting board member Joe Geist reported that the library had spent $456.52 for books in February.  This includes $148.58 for 13 youth books and $301.94 for 19 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