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New Moniteau County Library Board Trustees

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L to R:  Connie Gerling, Library Director; Sara Rohrbach, Secretary; Holly Bieri, Treasurer; Bill Boies, Vice President; Laura Burger, President; Lana Dicus, Board member

Thank you Moniteau County voters for voting to reestablish the Moniteau County Library District and approving the tax levy on November 7. 2017.   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. We also welcome reciprocal borrowers from surrounding counties to use our facilities and resources.

The County Library Board will take over the operation of the library on January 1, 2018 from the Elia Wood Paegelow Foundation Board. The Foundation currently operates the library and spearheaded a fundraising campaign to Keep the Doors Open until public support from the new tax levy begins to come in in December, 2018.  Because of the tremendous success of these efforts,  the library will be open forty hours per week beginning January 2, 2018. 

The library is again eligible for MO State Library aid and grants.  The Interlibrary Loan Courier Service has been reestablished and reciprocal agreements with neighboring libraries are in the works. 

We are excited about the future of the library and appreciate your support.










Upcoming Events

Winter Holiday Closings

The Moniteau County Library will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Presidents's Day on
February 19, 2018 

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 Come check out a new, exciting way to choose what to read! Stop by our Blind Date with a Book display and read the very brief descriptions to make your selection. In each book, there is a Rate Your Date slip for you to fill out that will earn you a "sweet" treat just for trying. Also, each slip returned will earn you an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing of a $25 Amazon gift card! So what are you waiting for? Come in and choose your next date! 


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Get $45 worth of coupons for $10.00.  Every cent goes to the Moniteau County Library!  The card is good throughout 2018.

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 Stop by the library and get yours today!!!










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