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Board Greets New Member, Elects Officers

Library Board members welcomed a new board member, Janice Neal, at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 13.  Newly elected for the offices at the Howard County Library board are the following:  President:  Kristin Himmelmann.  Vice President: Joe Geist, Treasurer:  Ron Anderson, Secretary:  Janice Neal.  Jacque Schaller is in charge of Library Outreach.

Recommended Summer Reading

Two books that have been on the New York Times Best book coverSeller List for a long time are great bookcoverreading adventures:  “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr (112  weeks) and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (76 weeks).  They are both exciting fictional experiences.

bookcoverIn the Nonfiction world,  “The Gene” by Siddhartha Mukherjee.  This overview of genetics including moral questions and future advances are considered.  This one has been one of the surprising hits of the summer.

  If you are enticed by all the news about the Broadway hit  “Hamilton,”  you can now checked out the shakespeareannotated script in our Library.

Remember this is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.   If you cannot see a Shakespeare play this summer, why not read one of his many play or some of his wonderful sonnets.

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Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
in the Board Room.

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.

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.


  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 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