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A service project of the Fayette Book Club designed to encourage reading through the distribution of age-appropriate books that children can read and keep.

Members of the Fayette  Book Club


Collect new and gently used age-appropriate books
Make book bags
Distribute bags containing one or more books to all children in kindergarten


Daly Elementary School, Fayette

2019-2020 school year

To encourage children to read by giving them books which are age appropriate
To instill in children a love of books by giving them books they can call their own

By donating new and gently used books appropriate for children in grades PreK-2
By donating fabric for book bags

Take Flight: READ Chair
Ronda Thiessen,     Book Club President
Jacque Schaller,


History of Book Club

The Fayette Book Club was founded in 1907 by ten women interested in their intellectual growth, the welfare of the town and the establishment of a town library.

From 1911 to 1914, prior to the 1915 dedication of the Fayette Public Library, members of the Book Club operated a lending library at the Hotel Howard.

Today the Book Club continues its support of the Howard County Public Library.  Several meetings a year are set aside for volunteer projects at the library.  An annual Christmas gift is given to the library plus additional donations from time to time.

In 2008 the Fayette Book Club Celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a reception at the library and a donation to the library - plus a goal of 100+ hours of service by club members.

Book Club Officers

Jacque Schaller

Vice President
Bonnie Potter

Linda Lembke

Diana Westfall

Meetings 2018-2019
Theme: Foreign Authors

Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m.
Hostess:   Jacque Schaller
Episcopal Church Annex
Program: Martha Baylor
"Ladies #1 Detective Series" by Alexander McCall Smith

Oct. 16, Noon
Coordinator: Ronda Thiessen
Library Board Room
Ronda will provide lunch.
Members work in Library

Nov. 20, 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: Maggie Elliott & Marty Ferry
Maggie Elliott's Home
Program: Susan Steele
The Children's Book
A.S. Byatt, UK

Dec. 20, Noon
Christmas Party at Linda Lembke's
Bring a wrapped ornament to exchange.

Jan. 1
5, Noon
Coordinator: Jacque Schaller
Lunch at Dos Primos
Members work at Library

19, 1:30  p.m.
Hostesses: Diana Westfall & Ronda Thiessen
Library Board Room
Program: Carlene Cullimore
Sofie's World
Jostein Gaardner, Norway

Mar. 19, Noon
Coordinator: Nancy Anderson
Lunch at Miknan's Restaurant
Members work at Library

April 1
6, 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: Carlene Cullimore
Library Teen Room
Program: Bonnie Potter
A Man Called Ove
Fredrik Backman, Sweden

May 21
End of the Year Event
Coordinator: Deed Woodward

Howard County Public Library
Fayette, MO 65248