Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

Hello! Welcome to the Howard County Library!

Make a visit to the library part of your spring routine

librarian from mycutegraphics.comHappy April from the Howard County Library!  Spring is in full swing and it is a great time to visit your local library!  Did you know that we get new books almost every week and we have them displayed at the front of the library for several weeks?  We publish our “ New Book List”  in the local newspaper and this web site each month, but we also always have an updated list at the circulation desk.  Our new books include not only bestsellers and established authors, but also the new and upcoming authors that everyone is talking about! (Clipart from



Readers group meets at 5 pm on 1st Thursday of each month

 coffee cup and booksIf you really enjoy talking about books, you should join us at our monthly meeting of “Readers”, our adults only book club! Each month we gather on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm and discuss what we have been reading recently. The discussions are lively, informative and fun.. Almost everyone who attends leaves with a list of books to read! We would love to have you join us!




Opportunities avail for young Patrons

kids with blocks mycutegraphics.comWe dont forget about our young patrons either and we make sure they have plenty of opportunities to read books, listen to books being read and check out books, too. Every Thursday at 10:00 am we have Toddler Time. This hour includes puzzles, games, stories and sometimes crafts! Everyone always has a good time. Fridays are the time for our older children and they also enjoy having stories read to them occasionally, along with games, computers and sometimes crafts! The first Friday of the month is always Block Day! This is all day and for all ages. We have big blocks, little blocks, legos and much, much more! This is a chance for our patrons to really show their creativity. (Clipart from

Do you have a Genealogy question? Talk to our Resident Genealogist!

 genealogy logoDon’t forget our genealogy department. Our resident genealogist, Kathy Brady, is here on Friday at 1:00 pm in the genealogy room to answer your questions and help you with research. As you can see, we have a lot going on and we are planning on even more activities as we prepare our summer reading programs. Stay tuned and we will see you at the library!




 summer reading program coming in july!

girl sitting on booksOur librarians are already planning and preparing for the Summer Reading Program which will take place in July.  We will have sessions for our young patrons and also our middle school students. More information will be upcoming and can be found on our website, Facebook and in the newspaper.  We are hoping to repeat the great turnout we had last summer. (Clipart from



Renew your shelf at the library Booksale!

Another way to get a book is to shop our “Friends of the Library” sale located in our lower level and this month we are having a special, offering four items for a dollar!





Do you want to support the library? Join Friends of the Library

 friends of library logo Some of you have indicated that you would like to do more to support our library. A great way to do that is to join “Friends of the Library!”  This is an organization open to anyone who is interested in the ongoing success of the library. An individual membership to join friends is $10 annually, while a family membership is $20. We also offer lifetime memberships for $200.  The purpose of Friends is to provide annual funding for the library collection, underwrite programs, such as The Summer Reading Program, Special Holiday events  and visiting author programs and to support the purchase of various items that cannot be fulfilled from the library’s operational budget.  We would love to have new members!