Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

Hello! Welcome to the Howard County Library!

 summer reading program coming in july!

 ADVENTURE BEGINS AT lIBRARY FROM CSLP Happy June from the Howard County Library! It’s officially (almost) summer and that means it is time for Summer Reading at the Library!  We are very excited about our summer reading this year and we hope you will join us. Our theme this year is “Adventure Begins at Your Library” and there are definitely lots of fun adventures planned for all our young patrons!

The excitement kicks off on June 26th when we will “Chalk the Walk” for  any young patron who comes to the library during that week.  Be sure and come by that week so your youngsters can draw on the sidewalk!

Go to the Children/Youth Link above for more information about the Summer Reading Program.

  (Clipart from CSLP.)

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

Every season is made for reading but summer with its long, lazy days is the perfect season to find a new favorite book. Check out the new books link above to see what is new in the library. 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!



Readers, adult reading group will not meet in july

Our adult book club, “Readers,”  will be on vacation in July.  We will resume our regularly scheduled meetings on August 1 at 5 pm.




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.




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!