Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

What's happening in the library?

Second graders visit library

 second graders visit libraryEvery Spring the Daly Elementary School second graders visit the library and receive their very library cards.  For more pictures click on the Children/Youth link.





get help in making your garden grow or planning your next party

 boy with wagon - Spring is most definitely here. We are enjoying some beautiful springtime weather, the trees and grass are turning green and flowers are blooming everywhere you look! With the advent of spring people want to start gardening, landscaping, cleaning up and fixing up. They want to begin outdoor cooking and entertaining!  If you are planning projects that include any of these, we can help!  The library contains books with how-to’s or suggestions regarding all of these.  Just come into the library and we will help you find what you are looking for! 



relax with a good book!

girl reading from  These beautiful spring days are also a great time to relax outdoors while reading a good book.  We can most definitely help you with that too.  We have new books arriving  almost weekly and our April collection of new books is on display right when you come in the door!  Of course we also have bestsellers, classics and books that may be new-to-you on our shelves.




kids of all ages love the library

kids playing Toddler time is Thursday at 10:00, Story Time for older children is Friday at 11:00 and Block Day is the first Friday of each month.  Our Children’s Activity Center is always open! 

Summer is fast approaching and we are in the midst of planning our Summer Reading Programs for our toddlers and elementary children along with middle school students.  Information will be on this website, on Facebook, in the newspaper and of course, you can stop by the library to find out what is going on.



Readers group Meets at 6 pm on first Thursday of each month

coffee cup and booksAll our regular programs will continue through the spring and summer.  “Readers”, our adults only informal book club, continues to meet on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  This is open to anyone who likes to read and talk about books.  No certain book has to be read!  Come join us; we have fun! 




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.




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.