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Making Christmas Goodies?

Don't forget the library has  holiday cake pans.  Make a Santa, a Christmas tree or a Christmas Train.  Directions are included with each pan.
Bruno the bear Big Bruno Plans to Attend
Teddy Bear Story Hour
Bruno the Bear will once again make an appearance at the library's annual Teddy Bear Christmas Story Hour on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. according to librarian Cathey Monckton.  Bruno, a life-size Teddy Bear, had such a good time with the children last year that he has agreed to come again. 

As in years past, the children will hear stories about Teddy Bears at Christmas. In addition, Monckton noted that each child attending the story hour will take home a Teddy Bear.
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Wed., Dec. 10, 2014
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 site, contact the library staff at least one week prior to the meeting.
Board Appoints Centennial Planning Committee

birthday adSince the Howard County Public Library will be celebrating its 100th birthday on April 1, 2015, board members appointed a committee to coordinate the Centennial Celebration. The board plans to have an Open House at the library to kick off a month of special events at the library to celebrate the centennial.  It is hoped that the Friends of Library will host its annual membership meeting as one of these events.  Other events may include the burial of a time capsule, a birthday party dinner, a story hour for the young patrons and a coloring contest. 

Included on the committee are board members Linda Lembke (chair) and Peggy Guest and Friends of Library members Mary Ann Riggs and Bonnie Potter.  Riggs will also serve as a representative of the library staff while Lembke and Potter will represent the Book Club.  The Book Club played a major role in bringing a library to Howard County 100 years ago.

 Staff members have set up a display at the library requesting patrons to submit their favorite memories of the library.  Lembke says the committee hopes to use these anecdotes as part of the celebration.

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  Library Hours  

Armstrong Community Center
Outreach site is closed while the Library Board reviews the
Outreach Program

Main Library
9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday Through
New Franklin City Hall
Outreach site is closed while the Library Board reviews the
Outreach Program

Please contact one of the librarians at 660-248-3348 if you are having difficulty getting material from the library due to the temporary closure of the two Outreach Sites.

  Notes from the HOCO Bookworm

2015 Budget  At the November board meeting library board members approved the budget for 2015.

Gifts  The library recently received a gift of $500 from Dr. Charlie Moore.  Dr. Moore gives the library a monetary gift each year.  The Fayette Rotary Club also gave money to library this fall.  The Library Board would like to thank Dr. Moore, the Rotary Club and everyone who supports the library through gifts of time, money, books and other materials.

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.

New Books - Click here to see the most recent purchases.

Thank you to those who donated books recently:  Click here to see a list of recent contributors.

Outreach Librarian Retires  Larry Harrington retired after serving for 11 years as Assistant Librarian.  To see story and pictures, click here.

Bid  The Howard County Library Board approved the bid of Grove Construction Co. of Columbia for replacing, painting and installing 53 library windows and four exterior doors at a special board meeting on Wed., August 27

Two sample windows have been installed.  Grove Construction Co. hopes to have the rest of the windows installed by the end of the year.

Tax Rate  At its August meeting the Howard County Library Board voted to set the 2015 Library Tax rate at 10 cents for every $100 of assessed value as approved by the people on April 5, 1959.


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