Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

Book Club


bookclub logo President - Nancy Anderson

Vice President - Terry Rohlfing

Secretary - Ronda Thiessen

Treasurer - Diana Westfall


bookclub logoThe 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.

Take flight: read project

take flight logo Take Flight:READ is 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, distribute book bags containing one or more books to all children in kindergarten at Daly Elementary School in Fayette several times each school year We hope to encourage children to read by giving them books which are age appropriate and to instill in children a love of books by giving them books they can call their own You can help by by donating new and gently used books appropriate for children in grades PreK-2. CONTACT: Take Flight: READ Chair Ronda Thiessen,

Meetings 2023-2024 Theme: Historical Fiction (Written in the 21st century)

September 19
Hostesses: Carolyne Peery & Bonnie Potter
Discussion Leader: Ronda Thiessen
Book: The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

October 17 Work Day
Coordinator: Marty Ferry

November 14
Hostess: Denise Haskamp
Discussion Leader: Judy Tayloe
Book: The Daughter’s Walk by Jane Kirkpatrick

December 12 (Second Tuedsay)
Christmas Luncheon and Ornament Exchange
Hostesses: Linda Lembke & Ruth Spayde

January 16 Work Day
Coordinator: Ruth Spayde

February 20
Hostess: Judy Tayloe
Discussion Leader: Terri Rohlfing
Book: Loot by Tania James

March 19 Workday
Coordinator: Barb Fowler

April 16
Hostess: Jacque Schaller
Discussion Leader: Carlene Cullimore
Book: Good Night Irene by Lis Alberton Urrea

May 21 End of Year Event
Coordinator: Becky Huntsman