Friends of the Library Annual Meeting Features
Local Authors, Illustrator
Friends of the Library organization invited four Central Missouri
authors and an Illustrator to its Annual Membership meeting on Thursday, April
25 at 7 p.m. in First Christian Church. There was a "Meet and
Greet" following the program and books were available for purchase
and for autographs.
The featured authors were Evelyn Aholt, Eva Ridenour, Michele Spry and
Diane Yates. Peggy Guest was the illustrator. Glasgow
resident Evelyn Aholt has published a book of poems called Priceless
Moments. Her grandchildren served as her inspiration.
Armstrong resident Eva Ridenour writes romance novels under the
pseudonym Elizabeth Butler. She recently published her first
mystery. Michele Spry of Columbia is the author of Mr. T's Hat
Rack, a children's book which was illustrated by Peggy Guest of
Fayette. Peggy is known for her murals in Fayette as well as the
murals in the Children's Wing of the library. Diane Yates of
Columbia has published a novel, short stories and some poetry.
Happy 98th Birthday, Howard County Library
April 1, 1915 the Howard County Library officially opened its doors to
the public under the direction of Head Librarian Ivadel Grigsby thanks
to the efforts of a number of local citizens and a grant from the Andrew
In 1910, Lew Wallace Jacobs, Sr., organized a
committee to determine the possibility of obtaining grant money
from Andrew Carnegie and in May 1913, the Carnegie Foundation offered
Fayette a grant of $10,000 for purpose of erecting a free library.
The city was required to provide a lot for the building and maintenance
funds of not less than $1,000 per year.
In July 1913 the voters approved the
concept of a public library and voted a tax increase to cover the
expense. The site for the library was donated by Jordan Coller and
construction was started. The building was completed in January of 1915.
Local groups held Book Showers to provide books for the library and many
individuals donated from their own collections.
The Children's Wing was completed in 1969 using funds
donated by George R. Carson as a memorial to his wife, Anna Kuhn Carson.
Co Public Library Joins MEC
Library Board Meeting
May 8, 2013
Open to Public
request that the meeting be moved to an ADA accessible site, contact the
library staff at least one week prior to the meeting.
Your local library has joined the Missouri Evergreen Consortium. This
consortium was specifically formed to help libraries like Ho Co Public
Library deliver services at a reasonable cost. As a result of this
change, our holdings records, patron records and circulation records are
stored on a computer off site. You may use the same library card and
PIN to access the new system. Only the link and interface has changed.
Once you have logged in you may search the catalog, renew your checkouts
and place holds on items you desire. In addition, you may also view all
the library items available from other consortium members. You may
place holds on those items and they will be delivered to your local
library free of charge. The consortium has been adding one new library
per month for ten months and anticipates continuing to do this for
We encourage you to log into the new system and explore its features.
We ask that you bring your profile up-to-date by providing an email
address and a text messaging phone number. The new system is
capable of texting (or emailing or calling) you when an item on hold
becomes available. Creating a wish list and keeping track of the
items you have read are all part of the new system. Stop by the
library and get acquainted with the new system.
from the HOCO Bookworm
Ron Anderson was appointed by the
Howard County Commissioners to fill the vacancy on the Howard County
Library Board following the death of long-time board member Bill Holman.
Anderson attended his first meeting as a board member on Feb. 13.
Other board members are President Sue Lake, Vice-President Peggy Guest
and Treasurer Joe Geist and Secreetary Linda Lembke. If you have
comments or questions regarding the library you may contact any of the
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
Thank you to those
who donated books recently: Click
here to see a list of
E-books, Audio Books, Videos Now Available to HOCO Library
and audio books are now available to patrons of the Howard County Public
Library. Beginning on Sept. 1
patrons with a valid Howard County Library card may go to the Howard County
to download electronic material to a computer and a variety of other
The Howard County Public Library has joined the
Missouri Libraries 2 Go Consortium which uses OverDrive, a global
distributor of electronic materials, to offer electronic material to its
members. Howard County
library card holders may access e-books, audio books, music and videos
from the consortium’s collection by clicking on the Missouri Library 2
Go link on the library’s website.
Each of the member libraries will be expected to purchase
material for the consortium’s collection.
Library card holders may browse and search the consortium’s website,
check out titles and download them to a PC or Mac®.
All titles can be transferred to portable devices – including
iPod®, Sony®ReaderTM, NookTM,
KindleTM, and more.
Most of the audio books can be burned to a CD.
2nd & 4th Wednesdays
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
9 - Noon Saturdays
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Franklin City Hall
1st & 3rd Wednesdays
3:30 - 6:30 p.m.