Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

Hello! Welcome to the Howard County Library!


 summer reading program coming in july!

  We are already gearing up for our Summer Reading Program - Adventure Begins at Your Library. We will offer three sessions again this year, Toddlers, elementary age children and middle school students (students entering the 6rtth, 7th or 8th grade).  The Toddlers will meet on Thursdays beginning July 11  at 10:00 am and the elementary children will meet on Fridays, beginning July 12  at 11:00 am.  Each session will continue through July 26th. For more detailed information visit the Children/Youth link above, watch our Face book page and read articles in the Fayette newspaper.  (Clipart from CSLP.)

Daly Second Graders Get Library Cards

daly second graders Every year the Daly second graders come to the library to get their library cards.  Check out more pictures on Children/Youth link above.






Spring is a great time to read!

Flower with words any day in mayMay Greetings from the Howard County Library! We hope you are having a wonderful spring which includes reading a good book!  If you are not reading one, we would love for you to visit the library and check one out!  We have the latest releases on the new shelf and they include   John Grisham, James Patterson, Ruth Ware, Harlan Cobin, Alexander McCall Smith and Nora Roberts. We also try to make sure that we have any of the books on hand that have recently been made into movies and are showing in theaters or streaming on one of the networks on television.  Please be sure to ask us if  you are looking for any book in particular. If we do not have the book in circulation, we can almost always order it for you from our Evergreen system!





    Kids reading clipart schliferaward Our  regular programs will continue in May and June with Toddler Time at 10:00 am on Thursdays and Story Hour at 11:00 am on Fridays .The first Friday of every month is Block Day, when  we set out all sorts and sizes of blocks in our Childrens’ Craft and Activity Center. Our adult book club, “Readers'', will continue to meet on Thursdays at 5:00 pm except for the month of July. (Clipart from

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

 genealogy logoKathy Brady, our resident genealogist, is here on Fridays at 1:00 pm in the Genealogy Room on our lower level.  We encourage calling the library ahead of time if you would like to meet with her. She is extremely knowledgeable, has access to a variety of resources and can almost always find results for whatever questions someone may have regarding genealogy,especially in Howard County.


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!