Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

What's happening in the library?

library celebrates black HIstory month

 black history The library has a display of posters celebrating Black History Month which were given to the library by Fayette Together.  In addition, there is a display of books by many prominent Black authors.





New Year means new books - come and browse new book display

Boy Waving Behind a Stack of Books  A new year means the arrival of new books, so come in and check out our”New Books” display in the front of the library!  Or go to the New Books tab on this website for a listing of the library's newest acquisitions. Of course we have plenty of other books too, if you are looking for a favorite author or classic novel!





Get a charge at the library

 charging stationThe Fayette Book Club has purchased a "charging station" where patrons can charge their electronic devices.  The charging station is located above the card catalog computer between the children's library and the main library.





Young patrons enjoy storytime, crafts, block day in new craft center

library craft room If you have a toddler, come to the library on Thursdays at 10:00 for Toddler Story Time. This is a chance for our little patrons to listen to stories and have fun with games, puzzles and crafts. Fridays are when we have our Story Time for our older children who also participate in games and crafts. The first Friday of every month is Block Day! We have a large assortment of blocks which we make available in our new children’s center on our lower level to build things and use their creativity!




Readers group Meets at 5:30 on first Thursday of each month

coffee cup and booksIf you like to chat about the books you’ve read in a very informal setting, come and join our “Readers” group on the first Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30. This is just a casual, fun get-together for adults only where we share our thoughts on books of all kinds.





Friends of the Library Book Sale open

Friend of Library LogoThe Friends of the Library Book Sale is now open in the basement of the library.  Click here for more information.



Library Opens Reading Room for Mothers

chair in mother child reading roomThe Howard County Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the Anna Lee Downey Burrel Reading Room for Mother.  In January 2022 the Howard County Public Library received a memorial donation from the Dessa Jane Burreil family for the purpose of establishin a "Reading Room" in order that mothers would be able to read quietly to their children.  Mrs. Burrell had raised her children in the Howard County area and wanted to celebrate the library with the community.  A room in the basement of the library has been renovated for this purpose and contains some comfortable chairs, a bookshelf and even a changing table.  Click here for more pictures of the room.



genealogy logo Check out our Genealogy Page for links to genealogical resources including the Howard County Genealogical Society.