Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

Hello! Welcome to the Howard County Library!

 summer reading program coming in full swing!

 summer reading program poster Summer Greetings from the Howard County Library!  Our Summer Reading Programs are in full swing and for anyone interested, there is still time to join us!  The Toddlers will meet at 10 a.m.on the next two Thursdays, July 18th and 25th and the older children will meet at 11:00  on the next two Fridays,July 19th and 26th.  The Middle School Reading club will just be getting started as it will meet for the first time at 11:30 until 12:30  on Tuesday, July 16th and will continue the next two Tuesdays,July 22nd and July 29th.  If you would like more information on any of these programs, just give us a call  at 660-248-3348.

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Visit us at our Booth at the Fayette Festival of the Arts on Aug. 3 on the Courthouse Square

fayette festival bannerAugust will be here soon and in Fayette, that means it's time for The Festival of the Arts, which will be held on the Courthouse Square on August 3rd. The library will once again have a table at the festival with fun crafts and giveaways for those stopping by! This is always a fun day in Fayette, so we hope you will come by and say hello!

Youth should turn in Art for Festival Art Show at library no later than July 30

palette from Festival LogoYouth who wish to enter the Youth Art Show held in the courthouse during the Fayette Festival of the Arts on August 3 should bring their entries to the library no later than July 30 during regular library hours. To learn more about the Youth Art Show (and Adult Art Show) and the rules for entry, check the festival website at Entry forms can be found by clinking of the link on the left of the page.  (Note Adult Professional and Amateur entries will be received at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art (located in Classic Hall on the CMU campus) on Monday and Tuesday, July 29 and July 30 between 3 pm and 7 pm.


Lazy days of Summer and a good Book - a perfect combination!

This summer is turning out to be a hot one and what better time to stay indoors where it is cool with a good book!  We have new books by some of our most popular authors, such as James Patterson, David Rosenfelt, Elin Hilderbrand, Danielle Steel, James Lee Burke and Daniel Silva.  Check out the new book page for a complete listing of our new books or better yet, come browse the new book table at the library.



Readers, adult reading group will resume on Aug. 1

Our adult book club,“Readers”, took a break in July but we will be starting up again on Thursday, August 1st at 5:00 pm and will meet the first Thursday of each month through May. If you enjoy  discussing what you have read and hearing about what others are reading, this is a great opportunity.




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

 genealogy logoFor anyone who has questions regarding genealogy, especially if they are concerning Howard County, you will want to meet with our resident genealogist, Kathy Brady.  Kathy’s expertise and extensive research skills have helped many people find the answers they were seeking.  She  is in our genealogy department on Fridays at 1:00 pm.



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!