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Library staff and volunteers accomplished many changes in the library including adding more shelving for our growing collection.  Other furniture was rearranged to better utilize our space.  The new shelving was made possible by gifts from the Elia Wood Paegelow Foundation and the E.M. Burger Foundation.  We are grateful for these foundations and for our awesome volunteers that made these improvements possible.  We thank our patrons for their patience while we were closed.


Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place now has a Facebook page! 

Visit us for news and updates about what is happening at your local library. "Like" us to help get the word out about how we serve the Moniteau County community. 

Adult WARM UP with READING Program

warm up to readThe fourth annual adult winter read begins January 2.  All new prizes and activities including Kindle Fires, lap desks, bedside caddy and booklight, and Amazon gift cards. Don't miss out on the fun and YOU could be a winner! For each book you read, you fill out an entry and place it in the box for the item you would like to win. The more you read the better your chances to win. Just register at the circulation desk and pick up the entry forms for your materials. Books have to come from the library...very easy to do! Hope to see you soon!

Heyssel Hall Done

Heyssel Hall (large room upstairs) finished Heyssel Hall has undergone a facelift. This improvement would not be possible without the Friends of the Library and all the citizens that have supported their fundraisers for library improvements.  THANK YOU!!!!!  


Book Club Meets February 10

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The next selection for the Library Book Club is "Ruby" by Cynthia Bond.
 All are welcome to join the book discussion on Wednesday, February 10, at 1 p.m. in the Bolinger Room upstairs at the library. 

Holiday Closings

flagThe library will close in honor of Predsients' Day on Monday, February 15.


Legos at the Library

Temporarily not being held due to facility improvements.

Take a look at a new online resource available under "Kids" banner  


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