Howard County Library District

201 S. Main, Fayette, Missouri 65248!

What's happening in the library?


teen book club logoMiddle school readers are invited to take part in the Middle School Reading Club in the teen room of the library each Tuesday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm beginning on May 31 and running through June 14. This is a time to have fun with books and to enjoy pizza with your friends. You do not need to read any certain book. We just talk about books. We also make posters and collages, play music that relates to books and even dress up like our favorite characters if you want to. We play games where you can win prizes and don't forget, there will be pizza.


Second Graders visit Library

 second graders visit libraryThe Daly School Second Graders visited the library.  For large pictures, go to the children's page!





logo for story timeBring your toddlers to the library each Thursday at 10 am for a special story time. The children's wing will be reserved just for the little ones and their parents. P.S. Our regular story hour continues every Friday at 11 am except the first Friday which is block-building day!


Fayette reads together, May 2022

Sum of Us Book Cover

Join the new community wide book club project “Fayette Reads Together”. The project is sponsored by Fayette Together and is open to all from Fayette and beyond who are interested in exploring issues of equity and inclusivity relevant to our diverse community. There will be various opportunities for discussions and exploration of the books through group conversations, videos, speakers, gathering and other formats for learning together.
Our first book is The Sum of Us, by author Heather McGhee, an expert in economic and social policy who chairs the board of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. The book's subtitle is “What racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together.” McGhee informs us with extensive historical and economic analysis interspersed with personal conversations and real life events from communities across the nation to help us understand the Solidarity Dividend : “benefits we all have to gain when people come together across race to accomplish what we simply can’t do on our own.”
The Fayette Public Library has multiple copies of the book available. The book is available at bookstores or online. The book is also available in audio format. Individuals and clubs can preview the book through numerous YouTube interviews with Heather McGhee and reviews of the book. It is not necessary to have finished reading the book to participate in forthcoming community discussions.
The time and date of the first public discussion of The Sum of Us will be announced soon but is planned to take place sometime during the Fayette Juneteenth Celebration June 16th thru 19th.


coffee cup and books Readers, the library's book group , meets from 6 to 7 pm on the first Thursday of each month.  Readers is an "adults only" group that comes together to share thoughts, ideas and opinions on books we have read maybe would like to read. All adults are welcome to come to this informal gathering of book lovers to share in the discussion or perhaps to just listen and enjoy a cup of coffee.


genealogy logo Check out our Genealogy Page for links to genealogical resources including the Howard County Genealogical Society.