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

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

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

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Our Services

Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place offers many services for our patrons and the community. If you don’t find the answer to your question below, feel free to call the library @ 573-796-2642 and ask!

copy machine Copier: A copier is available for public use. The fee is 25¢ per page for black & white printing; $1.00 per page for color printing.

Fax Machine: Library staff will be happy to send your fax for $1 a page.

Public Access Computers: The library has 14 public access computers for patrons to use. They are equipped with Microsoft Office Suite and high speed internet service. All computers are connected to a printer which can print black & white or color pages. There is a charge of 25¢/page for B & W printing and $1.00/page for color printing. A daily guest computer pass is available for $1/day for non-patrons.Computer World

WiFi Connection: You are welcome to visit the library with your laptop and use our wi-fi connection free of charge.

test takingTest Proctoring: We offer free test proctoring services for those taking online college courses. Arrangements must be made in advance by calling Connie. For more information, please call the library.


room rentalMeeting Rooms: Rent the spacious rooms on the second floor for your next business meeting or special event. An elevator is available for public use.

  • Heyssel Hall, a large meeting room that accommodates up to 100 people, has tables and chairs, with a kitchenette and serving counter. Restrooms are available nearby.
  • Bolinger Conference Room, a classroom sized room that can accommodate 20 to 35 people, has tables and chairs. Restrooms are available nearby.

Rentals for non-profit groups are: up to 4 hours, $10; full-day, $20.
For-profit organizations or individuals rates are: up to 4 hours, $25; full-day, $50.
A refundable key deposit of $50.00 is required if scheduling an event during non-library hours.
To reserve a room or for more information, call 573-796-2642.

More detailed information is found on the Meeting Room Policy & Reservation Form

Clubs: The library has several groups that meet regularly to share common interests. Click on the “Adult” tab on the left for other programming available.

Book ClubThe Book Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Bolinger Room upstairs. Group members discuss the current selection and select the book for future months.



Sewing Club

Wood Place Bookworm Sewers & Quilters: 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. Heyssel Hall
  • Programming for Children, Tweens and Teens: Please click on the appropriate tab on the left for complete information.


HSQ logoHigh School Equivalency formerly known as GED (General Education Diploma) The library is no longer hosting HSE classes. For more information on the High School Equivalency classes in other areas, call Adult Education & Literacy Office in Jefferson City @ 573-659-3122. 

ESLESL (English as a Second Language) classes are held in the Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Rosetta Stone language software is used in these classes. Kathy Burns and Paulette Fischer are the instructors. To enroll or for more information, you can contact Kathy at 796-3484 at home or 573-569-1645 (cell).


Upcoming Events

Summer Reading BINGO

Bingo card             

Our program takes place June 14th - July 14th for preschoolers-teens. This is a self-paced reading incentive program for your children to help them maintain their reading skills during the summer.  Stop by the Library and join the fun!  There is no cost to participate.

  Win with regular BINGO and Full Card BINGO 


M-W-F 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
T-TH 3 P.M.-7 P.M.

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.

Moniteau County Library @ Wood Place 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. 





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