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Board Accepts Bid for New Roof for Library

libraryMembers of the Howard Country Library Board accepted a bid for the roofing project at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 13.  In addition the board approved the publishing costs for brochures advertising the library’s outreach program, discussed increasing the library’s internet bandwidth and learned of a gift from Joe Ohlman. 

Earlier this year the board asked Joe Guest, maintenance consultant, to seek bids for a new roof for the library after receiving reports that a new roof was the only way to permanently fix the leaks which have become a recurring problem.   The board accepted the bid from Weathercraft, Inc., of Jefferson City.  Weathercraft will replace both the roof on the old portion of the library and the flat roof on the children’s wing.

Kids on Read-a-RoundAfter watching the children enjoy the new read-around furniture purchased in memory of Virginia Monroe, library patron Joe Ohlman decided it would announcement of board meeting in Maybe nice if the children also had some new blocks and puzzles to enjoy in the library.  His generous gift will make the purchase of some new items possible.   

Board and book selection committee member Joe Geist reported that the library had spent $462.82 on books in March.  This amount includes $52.98 for youth books and $409.04 for adult books.  Patrons who would like the library to purchase a particular title should speak to one of the librarians.

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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

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