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Bruno to Visit Library on Dec. 8
child and Bruno the bearOn Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. the library will host the ever-popular Teddy Bear Christmas Story hour. Bruno the Bear, the oversized Teddy Bear, will be at the library to greet young patrons, at this story hour which features Christmas stories with a Teddy Bear Theme.  Each child attending the Story Hour will take home his/her very own Teddy Bear.
Library to Sell Old Desks

With a new roof, a new secured side door, and a new series of computer desks,  the library is ready to end the year with a bang.   We are now ready to accept bids for the six disused computer desks.  Minimum bids will be $10.00.   Desks  are  on display in the Genealogy Room for inspection.   All negotiations should be handled with librarian Cathey Monckton at the main desk on the first floor.  

Library Board Meeting

The Library Board meets on the second Wednesday of the Month at 4 p.m. in the Board Room. Meetings are open to the public. To ask that a meeting be moved to an ADA accessible location, contact the library staff at least one week prior to the meeting.

Don't forget that the library has holiday cake pans including Santa Claus and a Christmas Tree available to check out.
Book News for the Month

Book news will focus on the Young Adult Series this month that have played no small part in our daily circulations.  The “Harry Potter Series” by J. K. Rowling has been  on the New York Times list for 395 weeks; the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series” by Jeff Kinney, 396  weeks; “The Maze Runner Series”  by James Dashner, 180 weeks; and the “Giver Quartet Series”  by Lois Lowry, 135 weeks.   Investigate and see why young readers are so enthusiastic. 

While on this subject, a book that has been brought to our attention this autumn is “Ugly”  a memoir by Robert Hoge.  It's a book about someone who doesn't look like anyone else in the world: he was born with a Carla Hayden, Photo by Jack Gruber, USA Todaytumor the size of a  tennis ball in the middle of his face and with short twisted legs.   His tale of endurance and fortitude is worth discovering. 

It reminds us what our new librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who oversees a collection of 163  million pieces, recently said that for her “Libraries have [always] been sanctuaries, a place I can go to discover.”   Start discovering.
- 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   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.


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