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Adult Fiction

  • July 12, 2017

    “The Identicals” by Elin Hilderbrand
    “Tom Clancy: Point of Contact” by Mike Maden
    “Use of Force: a thriller” by Brad Thor
    “Trap the Devil” by Ben Coes
    “Kiss Carlo: a novel” by Adriana Trigiani
    “Love Story” By Karen Kingsbury
    “The Ultimatum” by Karen Robards
    “Baker’s Secret” by Stephen P. Kiernan
    “Take Out: a mystery” by Margaret Maron
    “Testimony: a novel” by Scott Turow
    “The Stars Are Fire: a novel” by Anita Shreve
    “Same Beach, Next Year” by Dorothea Benton Frank
    “Fallout” by Sara Paretsky

  • June 28, 2017

    “Two From the Heart” by James Patterson
    “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel
    “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins
    “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel
    “Fast and Loose” by Stuart Woods
    “The 16th Seduction” by James Patterson
    “The Fix” by David Baldacci
    “Price of Duty” by Dale Brown
    “One Perfect Lie” by Lisa Scottoline
    “No Easy Target” by Iris Johansen
    “Golden Prey” by John Sandford
    “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Chrichton
    “Robert B. Parker’s Little White Lies” by Ace Atkins
    “Full Wolf Moon” by Lincoln Child                                                   
    “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts 
    “The Shape of Ideas” by Grant Snider
    “You Will Pay” by Lisa Jackson
    “Camino Island” by John Grisham                                                      
    “The Sunshine Sisters” by Jane Green

  • May 17, 2017

    “The Nowhere Man” by Gregg Hurwitz
    “Right Behind You” by Lisa Gardner
    “The Prisoner” by Alex Berenson
    “Rather Be The Devil” by Ian Rankin
    “My (no so) Perfect Life” by Sophie Kinsella
    “Echoes In Death” by J.D. Robb
    Heartbreak Hotel” by Jonathan Kellerman
    “Garden of Lamentations” by Deborah Crombie
    “The Seekers: Amish Cooking Class: Book 1” by Wanda Brunstetter
    “Fatal” by John Lescroart
    “Rampage: Book 3 of The Singular Menace Series” by John Sandford
    “From This Day” by Nora Roberts
    “4321” by Paul Auster
    “The Girl Before” JP Delaney
    “Wait for Dark” by Kay Hooper
    “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steel
    “Without Warning” by Joel C. Rosenberg
    “Man Overboard” by J. A. Jance
    “Vicious Circle” by C. J. Box
    “A Perfect Obsession” by Heather Graham
    “Mississippi Blood” by Greg Iles
    “If Not for You” by Debbie Macomber
    “The Black Box” by James Patterson & David Ellis

Adult Non-Fiction

  • July 12, 2017

    “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For”
               by David McCullough

  • May 17, 2017

    “Mad Enchantment: Calude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies”
             by Ross King
    “This Life I Live” by Rory Feek
    “Strengths Based Parenting:  Developing Your Children’s Innate
             Talents” by Mary Reckmeyer  (in the Parent Resources Section)

Audio Books on CD

Children's (Yellow dots for pre-school-3rd grade)

  • July 12, 2017

    2017 Missouri Building Block Nominee Books 
    Books for Preschool and Kindergarten - children vote
    “10 Little Ninjas” by Miranda Paul
    “Dragon Was Terrible” by Kelly DiPucchio
    “Frog on a Log” by Kes Gray
    "Lion Lessons" by Jon Agee
    “Marta! Big & Small” by Jen Arena
    “Old MacDonald Had a Truck” by Steve Goetz
    “Still a Gorilla!” by Kim Norman
    “There’s a Bear on My Chair” by Ross Collins
    “There’s a Giraffe in My Soup” by Ross Burach
    "Wolfie the Bunny" by Ame Dyckman

    Easy Chapter Book
    “Princess Cora and the Crocodile” by Laura Amy Schlitz

  • June 28, 2017

    Preschool Storybook:
    “ Round” by Joyce Sidman

  • May 17, 2017

           Easy Pre-K Story:
           “Goodnight Everyone” by Chris Haughton
           “Egg” by Kevin Henkes
           “Ribbit” by Jorey Hurley
           "Perfect Day" by Lane Smith
           "Bob & Joss Get Lost" by Peter McCleery

           Easy Picture Book:
           “You Don’t Want a Unicorn!” by Ame Dyckman
           “Bob, Not Bob” by Liz Garton Scanlon

Juvenile (Blue dots for grades 2-6)

  • July 12, 2017

    Juvenile Graphic Novel
    “5 Worlds: the Sand Warrior” by Mark Siegel

    Juvenile Fiction
    “Braced” by Alyson Gerber

  • June 28, 2017

    Graphic Novels:
    “Hilo #3:  The Great Big Boom” by Judd Winick
    “Yvain, the Knight of the Lion” by M. T. Anderson

    “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana K. Arnold
    “The Enemy: Detroit 1954” by Sara Holbrook

    “Incredible Football Records” by Matt Scheff

  • May 17, 2017

    Junior Reader:
    “Trouble Next Door” (Carver Chronicles) by Karen English
    “Going Places” (Piper Green series) by Ellen Potter

    Graphic Novel:
    “Fish Girl” by David Wiesner and Donna Jo Napoli
    “Secret Coders # 3” by Gene Luen Yang & Mike Holmes
    “One Trick Pony” by Nathan Hale

    “Scenes from the Epic Life of a Total Genius” by Stacey Matson
    “Long Live the Queen: Magnificent Tales of Misadventure”
             by Gerry Swallow
    “Hazy Bloom and the Tomorrow Power” by Jennifer Hamburg



  • June 28, 2017

    Batman V Superman                                                                    
    Bridget Jones’s Baby                                                                       
    Cloud Atlas                                                                                    
    End of Watch                                                                            
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    The Girl on the Train                                                                       
    Gone Baby Gone                                                                              
    Hacksaw Ridge                                                                            
    Hidden Figures                                                                            
    La La Land                                                                                      
    The Angry Birds Movie                                                                                          
    Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children                                        
    Now You See Me                                                                                         
    Now You See Me 2                                                                          
    The Other Woman                                                                  
    Outlander: Season Two                                                                     
    The Secret Life of Pets                                                                          
    The Shack                                                                                   
    Wild Oats                                                                                               
    X-Men Apocalypse        

Young Adult

  • May 17, 2017

          “Love and First Sight” by Josh Sundquest
          “A Blind Guide to Normal” by Beth Vrabel
          “Sophie Someone” by Hayley Long
          “Nothing but Trouble” by Jacqueline Davies
          “Between Two Skies” by Joanne O’Sullivan
          “Well, That Was Awkward” by Rachel Vail

          “I Got This: To Gold and Beyond” by Laurie Hernandez




Upcoming Events

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


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.


Summer Reading BINGO
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M-W-F 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
T-TH 2 P.M.-6 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.

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