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 2022-2023 Theme: Banned books

Sept. 20 - 1:30 pm
Hostess: Diana Westfall
Program: Carlene Cullimore, Ulysses by James Joyce

Oct. 18 - Work Day
Coordinator: Jacque Schaller
Members will meet at noon at Dos Primos for lunch and then go to the library to work.

Nov. 15 - 1:30 pm
Hostesses: Terri Rohlfing
Program: Judy Taylor,  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Dec. 13 - Noon
Christmas Luncheon and Ornament Exchange at Linda Lembke's
Hostesses: Linda Lembke and  Ruth Spayde
Bring a wrapped ornament to exchange

Jan. 17 - Work Day
Coordinator: Ruth Spayde
Members work at Library

Feb. 14 - 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: Jacque Schaller
Program: Becky Huntsman, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

March 21 - Work Day
Coordinator: Marty Ferry
Members work at Library

April 18 - 1:30 p.m.
Hostess: Ronda Thiessen
Program: Barb Fowler To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

May 17
End of the Year Event
Coordinators: Dee Woodward , Bonnie Potter & Ronda Thiessen