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Adult Fiction

  • November 1, 2017

          “Deep Freeze” by John Sanford
          “The Dollhouse” by Fiona Davis
          “Fairytale” by Danielle Steel
          “The Girls” by Emma Cline
          “One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes
          “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott
          “The Good Daughter” by Karin Slaughter
          “The Stolen Marriage” by Diane Chamberlain
          “The Last Ballad” by Wiley Cash

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Proving” by Beverly Lewis
           “Watch Me Disappear” by Janelle Brown
           “Haunted” by James Patterson
           “Winter Solstice” by Elin Hilderbrand
           “Don’t Let Go” by Harlan Coben
           “Origin” by Dan Brown

  • September 22, 2017

           “The Right Time” by Danielle Steel
           “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny
           “Y is for Yesterday” by Sue Grafton
           “Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich
           “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva
           “Cherished Mercy” by Tracie Peterson
           “Exposed” by Lisa Scottoline
           “Enemy of the State” a continuation of Vince Flynn’s
                      Mitch Rapp Series by Kyle Mills
           “Proof of Life” by J. A. Jance
           “Secrets in Death” by J. D. Robb
           “A Legacy of Spies” by John Le Carre
           “The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye” a continuation
                      of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series
                      by David Lagercrantz
           “I Know a Secret” by Tess Gerritsen
           “A Column of Fire” by Ken Follett
           “To Be Where You Are” by Jan Karon
           “The Cuban Affair” by Nelson DeMille
           “The Romanov Ransom” by Clive Cussler
           “Enigma” by Catherine Coulter

  • September 1, 2017

          “Two Nights” by Kath Reichs
          “Paradise Valley” by C. J. Box
          “Deadfall” by Linda Fairstein
          “Look Behind You” by Iris and Roy Johansen
          “Beautiful Tempest” by Johanna Lindsey
          “A Game of Ghosts” by John Connolly
          “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly
          “The Blessing” by Wanda Brunstetter
          “Treasured Grace” by Tracie Peterson
          “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson
          “Beneath Copper Falls” by Colleen Coble
          “The Color of Fear” by Marcia Muller
          “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore” by Matthew Sullivan
          “Any Dream Will Do” by Debbie Macomber
          “Crime Scene” by Jonathan Kellerman
          “The Beloved Hope Chest” by Amy Clipston
          “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware
          “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate
          “Charlatans” by Robin Cook
          “Seeing Red” by Sandra Brown
          “Sulfer Springs” by William Kent Krueger
          “The Store” by James Patterson
          “The Broken Road” by Richard Paul Evans

          “Long, Tall Christmas” by Janet Dailey
          “Her Final Breath” by Robert Dugoni
          “My Sister’s Grave” by Robert Dugoni
          “Goldberg Variations” by Susan Isaacs
          “Crazy Love You” by Lisa Unger
          “The Mountain Story” by Lori Lansens

  • August 2, 2017

          "The Duchess" by Danielle Steel                    
          "Murder Games" by James Patterson
          "Flight Patterns" by Karen White
          "Summer on Sunset Ridge"
                    by Sharlene Maclaren                                                  
          "The Couple Next Door" by Shari Lapena 

Adult Non-Fiction

  • November 1, 2017

          “The Last Castle: the Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American
                  Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home” by Denise Kiernan
          “Grant” by Ron Chernow
          “Blood in the Water: the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and
                  its Legacy” by Heather Ann Thompson
          “Scrappy Little Nobody” by Anna Kendrick
          “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town”
                  by Jon Krakauer
          “Taking the Lead” by Derek Hough
          “Life in Motion: an Unlikely Ballerina” by Misty Copeland
          “Leonardo Da Vinci” by Walter Isaacson

  • October 16, 2017

           “What Happened” by Hillary Rodham Clinton
           “Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American
                    Independence” by Bill O’Reilly
           “The Vietnam War: an Intimate History” by Geoffrey C. Ward
                    and Ken Burns
           “Hallmark: A Century of Caring” by Patrick Regan

  • September 22, 2017

          “Easy Windows 10” by Mark Edward Soper
          “Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for
                    60 Years of Growth”
          “The End of Alzheimer's: the First Program to Prevent and
                    Reverse Cognitive Decline” by Dale Bredesen
          “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It”
                    by Charlamagne Tha God
          “This Fight is Our Fight: the Battle to Save America’s Middle
                    Class” by Elizabeth Warren
          “The Daily Show (The Book): An Oral History
                    as told by Jon Stewart, the Correspondents, Staff
                    and Guests” by Chris Smith
         “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate” by Al Franken
         “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi 

  • September 1, 2017

          “The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones” by Rich Kienzle

Audio Books on CD

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Panther” by Nelson DeMille
           “The Tombs” by Clive Cussler
           “The English Spy” by Daniel Silva
           “The Last Man” by Vince Flynn
           “Mystery” by Jonathan Kellerman
           “Fallen” by Karin Slaughter
           “You Don’t Want to Know” by Lisa Jackson
           “Tiger’s Claw” by Dale Brown
           “The Executor” by Jesse Kellerman
           “The Black Box” by Michael Connelly
           “Hotwire” by Alex Kava

  • September 1, 2017

          “Private: The Royals” by James Patterson

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

  • November 1, 2017

          “Nothing Rhymes with Orange” by Adam Rex
          “In the Middle of Fall” by Kevin Henkes

         “Remembering Vera” by Patricia Polacco

  • September 22, 2017

          Easy Preschool Book:
          “I Know Numbers!” by Taro Gomi

  • September 1, 2017

           Easy Family Resource Education:
           “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen” by Howard Binkow
           “The Pony with Many Colors” by Rachel Call ***LOCAL AUTHOR***

           Easy Picture Book:
           “If Only I Had a Green Nose” by Max Lucado

           Easy Nonfiction:
           “Motor Goose: Rhymes That Go” by Rebecca Colby

  • August 2, 2017

          Show Me 2017-2018 Nominees   (Grades 1-3)                                                                
          "Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired
                     Winnie-the-Pooh" by Sally M. Walker 
          "Fur, Fins, and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the
                Invention of the Modern Zoo" by Cassandre Maxwell
          "Mother Bruce" by Ryan T. Higgins
          "Ketzel, the Cat who Composed" by Leslea Newman
          "I'm Trying to Love Spiders: (It Isn't Easy.)" by Bethany Barton
          "If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, Don't!"
                      by Elise Parsley
          "Trombone Shorty" by Troy Andrews
          "Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story" 
                      by Emily Arnold McCully
          "The Day the Crayons Came Home" by Drew Dewalt
          "Marilyn's Monster" by Michelle Knudsen

         Easy Picture Book:
         "Be Quiet" by Ryan T. Higgins

        Preschool Storybook
        "Will You Help Doug Find His Dog?" by Jane Caston

  • 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

Juvenile (Blue dots for grades 2-6)

  • November 1, 2017

          “Closed for the Season” by Mary Downing Hahn
          “Scooby-Doo: Mystery of the Mist Monster” by Matthew Manning
          “The Dollhouse Murders” by Betty Ren Wright
          “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Friendly Frenemy” and
          “Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush Catastrophe”
                   by Rachel Renee Russell
          “The First Rule of Punk” by Celia C. Perez

          “The Upside-Down Reader” by Wilhelm Gruber
          “The Notebook of Doom: March of the Vanderpants” and
          “The Notebook of Doom: Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz” 
                  by Troy Cummings

         “Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869” by Alex Alice

         “St. Louis Architecture for Kids” by Lee Ann Sandweiss

  • September 22, 2017

           Juvenile Fiction:
           “Two Times a Traitor” by Karen Bass

           Juvenile Graphic Fiction:
           “Mighty Jack and the Goblin King” by Ben Hatke
           “The Pudding Problem” by Joe Berger

           Junior Reader:
           “Joe and Sparky, Party Animals!” by Jamie Michalak

  • September 1, 2017

          Juvenile Fiction:
          “The 65-Story Treehouse” by Andy Griffiths

          Juvenile Graphic Fiction:
          “Thornhill” by Pam Smy

         Junior Reader:
        “Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen” by Debbi Michiko Florence

  • August 2, 2017

          "Fast Break" by Mike Lupica
         "The Extra Yard" by Mike Lupica                                                                              

          Junior Reader
          "Trouble at School for Marvin & James" by Elise Broach

          Juvenile Graphic Novel
          "Pigs Might Fly" by Nick Abadzis

          Mark Twain 2017-2018 Nominees (Grades 4-6)                                                                  
         "Book Scavenger" by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
         "Beneath" by Roland Smith
         "All the Answers" by Kate Messner
         "The Double Cross: and Other Skills I Learned as a Superspy"
                by Jackson Pearce 
         "House Arrest" by K. A. Holt
         "The Only Game" by Mike Lupica
         "Webster: Tale of an Outlaw" by Ellen Emerson White 
         "The Worst Class Trip Ever" by Dave Barry
         "Took" by Mary Downing Hahn
         "The War that Saved My Life" by Brubaker Bradley
         "Fish in a Tree" by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
         "Echo" by Pam Munoz Ryan


  • November 1, 2017

    Alien Covenant
    The Babadook
    Baby Driver
    Bad Moms
    Black Mass                                                                                  
    Descendants 2
    Dirty Dancing
    Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season
    The Heat
    It’s Complicated
    Jack Reacher
    Jennifer’s Body
    Keeping Up With The Joneses
    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword                                                                                 
    Live By Night
    Marley & Me
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding
    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
    Nocturnal Animals
    Patriots Day
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
    The Polar Express
    The Revenant
    Ride Along
    This Means War
    The Town
    Why Him?
    Wonder Woman      

Young Adult

  • November 1, 2017

          “Turtles All The Way Down” by John Green
          “Once and for All” by Sarah Dessen
          “Solo” by Kwame Alexander

  • October 16, 2017

           “The Lost Girl of Astor Street” by Stephanie Morrill

  • September 1, 2017

           Young Adult Fiction
          “See How They Run” by Ally Carter
          “Take the Key and Lock Her Up” by Ally Carter
          “Beyond the Bright Sea” by Lauren Wolk
          “In 27 Days” by Alison Gervais

         Truman 2017-2018 Nominees: (Grades 6-8)

         “I Am Princess X” by Cherie Priest
         “Orbiting Jupiter” by Gary D. Schmidt
         “The Leveller” by Julia Durango
         “The Fixer” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
         “All Fall Down” by Ally Carter
         “Rebel Mechanics” by Shanna Swendson
         “The Honest Truth” by Dan Gemeinhart
         “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielsen         

  • August 2, 2017

          Young Adult Fiction
          "Nil on Fire" #3 by Lynne Matson
          "Maximum Ride Forever" #9 by James Patterson
          "Crooked Kingdom" #2 by Leigh Bardugo
          "King's Cage" #3 by Victoria Aveyard                                                                
          "Return to the Isle of the Lost"#2
                    by Melissa Dela Cruz                                         
          "Rise of the Isle of the Lost" #3 by Melissa De la Cruz                                        
          "Lucky In Love" by Kasie West
          "The Forgetting Spell" by Lauren Myracle

          Gateway 2017-2018 Nominees  (Grades 9-12)                                                                  
          "Made You Up" by Francesca Zappia                                                        
          "Zeroboxer" by Fonda Lee
          "A Madness So Discreet" by Mindy McGinnis 
          "All the Bright Places" by Jennifer Niven
          "This Raging Light" by Estelle Laure
          "Under a Painted Sky" by Stacey Lee                                                               
          "Losers Take All" by David Klass                                                                   
          "Ruthless" by Carolyn Lee Adams
          "Emmy & Oliver" by Robin Benway                                                            
          "Everything, Everything" by Nicola Yoon                                                 
          "Extraordinary Means" by Robyn Schneider                                                      
          "Inherit Midnight" by Kate Kae Myers
          "The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak"
                 by Brian Katcher                                        
          "Six of Crows" by Leigh Bardugo
          "An Ember of Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir



Upcoming Events


We are thrilled to announce that the November 7th ballot measure has passed by near 70%! In 2018, the new Moniteau County Library will be operating on private donations and support from the Elia Wood Paegelow Foundation, since tax receipts will not be received until December 2018.

However, there are some expanded services that will be provided, such as Reciprocal Borrowing Agreements with surrounding area library systems, and a Summer Reading Program taken to rural schools in the county, if we are awarded a Summer Reading Program Grant from the Missouri State Library.  The courier service will be reinstated for interlibrary loan requests beginning December 1.

We look forward to implementing the expanded services that have been featured in the campaign in 2019 after the receipt of tax funds.

We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those on the campaign committee who worked tirelessly on this ballot issue. If you voted Yes and Yes to establish a library district and secure public funding for library services, we thank you for your support. If you voted No, we invite you to visit the library to discover it's value to you and all Moniteau County residents.

New Moniteau County Library District Board Organizes

library board
L to R:  Connie Gerling, Library Director; Sara Rohrbach, Holly Bieri, Bill Boies, Laura Burger, and Lana Dicus

The members of the new Moniteau County Library Board were appointed by the County Commissioners and sworn in by Roberta Elliott on November 8.  On Thursday, November 9 they met to organize and elect officers.  President - Laura Burger; Vice President - Bill Boies; Secretary - Sara Rohrbach.; Treasurer - Holly Bieri; member - Lana Dicus  They will officially take over operation of the library on January 1, 2018.

WOOD PLACE LIBRARY Hours for the remainder of 2017:
M-W 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
T-TH 2 P.M. - 6 P.M.
F 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

   Thanksgiving Graphic   
The Library will be closed 
on Thursday & Friday,
November 23-24
        for Thanksgiving.   


ink cartridges

Here's a great way to help the library with supply costs. We are out of ink cartridges to recycle at Staples for store credit.  All brands and sizes may be turned in at the library so that each month we may recycle up to 20 cartridges for $40.00 credit.  The community has been helpful in the past so that we can use this fantastic program to help stretch the library budget.  We're counting on your help again.  Thanks!


QUILT Winner Announced


$5 Bag Book Sale in Prograss 

book sale photo
It's time for the clearance Book Sale.  Stop by the library and fill a grocery bag for $5 with a 
variety of Adult Fiction and Non-fiction in hardback or mass market paperback format.  There are also children and youth books available.  Get some great reading material and help the library at the same time.


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