Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Saturday
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

501 S. Oak St, California, MO | Fax: 573-796-6108 | Contact Us: 573-796-2642 or librarian@moniteaucountylibrary.org

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For Adults

Wood Place Library has a variety of materials, resources and programs for our adult patrons. 

Winter Read Program a Big Hit!

For the past 6 years, our adult patrons have participated in a reading reward program during the months of January and February that culminates in a drawing for a variety of prizes.  For each book, ebook, or audio cd from this library that they read or listened to during that 2 month period, they filled out a chance to win. Our winners know that "Reading is 'Snow' much Fun"  Remember, ALL readers are winners!

Collections:

Print Collection: Our collection of adult fiction features best sellers and popular authors. There is a wide range of Reference and Non-Fiction titles for research or special interests. We also have a large print collection for those who find that format easier to read.

  • Latham Family Award Winning Book Collection: This collection is funded by the Latham family in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Kenyon Latham. It includes books from the following awards: Aventis, Caldecott, Edgars, National, Newberry, Nobel & Pulitzer. There are books for young children and youth, as well as many books for adults - quality fiction, poetry, biography, science, history and more!
  • Media Collections: Our collection includes audio books in CD format and movies in DVD and VHS tape formats.

Programming for Adults:

Clubs: The library has several groups that meet regularly to share common interests.

  • The Book Club is not currently active.

  • Wood Place Bookworm Sewers & Quilters: Kathy Shoemaker sewing Groups meet in Heyssel Hall
    • Quilters meet 10-4 on Tuesdays. This group starts a  new quilt top quarterly.
    • Sewers meet 6-8 pm Tuesday evenings. Join this group to sew a variety of projects of your choice with assistance from group leader, Sandy Schaeffer.  Equipment needed:  sewing machine & fabrics.


 

Upcoming Events

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New Library Hours for Tuesday
& Thursday      
 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Book Sale Open

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Stop by the library to see a variety of Adult Fiction and Non-fiction in hardback or mass market paperback format.  There are also children and youth books  available.  All are at reasonable prices.  Come in and see for yourself.

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Summer Reading BINGO
EXTENDED TO JULY 31!
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WOOD PLACE LIBRARY New Hours:
M-W-F 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
T-TH 2 P.M.-6 P.M.
CLOSED SATURDAY-SUNDAY

The Wood Place Library is operated by The Elia Wood Foundation.  The board recently voted to provide FREE library cards to anyone residing in Moniteau County that wishes to use the library.  We encourage those who have never used the library to apply for a library card and begin exploring the collections for check-out, 14 public computers, free WiFi, e-Books, Copy/Faxing services,  and programs.  The Foundation is reaching out to residents to assist them in making an informed decision when considering a future levy campaign.

In the meantime, the Foundation will be fundraising to assist with operating costs until pubic support is voted into existence and tax funds are received.  The projected goal is to be open part-time in 2017, and full time beginning January 2, 2018.  

Once a levy has been passed, the library will be eligible for MO State Library programs and grants.  These grants provide funding for the Summer Reading Program, Interlibrary Loan Courier Service, the Rural Electronic Assess for Libraries (REAL) program, and other beneficial programs. 

We are excited about the future of the library and appreciate your support and understanding during this most difficult time for the library.


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573-796-2642 or librarian@moniteaucountylibrary.org
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