Welcome to the new Moniteau County Library website!
We have included some great new resources for our patrons and many new features are on the way including staff blogs, a calendar of events, book reviews and more.
If you are new to the website or our library, please review our FAQ page for a wealth of information.
We want you to check back often to see what’s new on the website and when you’re in the area, stop by the library! We have a lot of great activities planned and many wonderful books, movies and resources for you to explore. Whether you’re interested in a school subject, furthering your education, looking for a great book or exploring a new hobby, we’re here for you!
NEW book ARRIVALS
Vita Nostra by Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
While vacationing at the beach, Sasha meets a man who gives her strange instructions she feels powerless to ignore. At his insistence, she will leave behind all that is familiar to enroll at the remote Institute of Special Technologies.
The New Girl by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a deadly secret war with an old enemy that will determine the future of the Middle East -- and perhaps the world.
Window on the Bay by Debbie Macomber
When a single mom becomes an "empty nester," she spreads her wings to rediscover herself -- and her passions.
Red Metal by Mark Greaney
A high-ranking American Marine joins a team of international military elites to prevent a Russian strike against Europe that threatens to change the balance of power in the West.
Temptation’s Darling by Johanna Lindsey
A debutante with a secret. A rogue determined to win her heart.
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
For both Zane and Darby, their small town roots hold a terrible secret. Now, decades later, they've come together to build a new life. But will the past set them free or pull them under?
Knife by Jo Nesbo
Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer, Harry Hole is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage--once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career.
Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews
After her mother’s death, Drue Campbell inherits her grandparent’s beach cottage in Sunset Beach, Florida where she takes a job with her estranged father who is married to her high school frenemy.
Lake of the Ozarks: My Surreal Summers in a Vanishing America by Bill Geist
Bill Geist reflects on his coming of age in the American heartland of the Midwest and traces his evolution as a man and a writer, in the summers between high school and college, before he went off to Vietnam and the country went to Hell.
The Patient One by Shelley Shepard Gray
Seven former best friends reunite and struggle to heal after the tragic death of one of their own.
The Brides of Big Valley by Wanda Brunstetter
Journey to a unique area of Pennsylvania where three distinct Amish communities thrive, and meet three young women whose struggles with faith, family, and romance will touch your heart.
Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Worlds collide when an FBI agent investigates a string of grisly murders on Long Island that raises the impossible question: What happens when the primary suspect is your father?
2019 Pulitzer Prize General Nonfiction
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold
Explores the costs of fracking as demonstrated by the volatile personalities and politics of a rural Allegheny town where an unlikely whistle-blower tried to investigate the sources of mysterious local illnesses.
2019 Pulitzer Prize History
Frederick Douglass : Prophet of Freedom by David Blight
Chronicles the life of the escaped slave who became one of the greatest orators of his day and a leading abolitionist and writer.
Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson
A renowned psychic medium teaches us how to recognize and interpret the life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the Other Side.
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
Eighty-nine-year-old Vivian recounts her life after being kicked out of Vassar College, living in Manhattan with her Aunt Peg and the personal mistake that resulted in a professional scandal.
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
The bereaved matriarch of a powerful early-twentieth-century American family makes a fateful decision that reverberates throughout two subsequent generations further impacted by racism, reversed circumstances, and disturbing revelations.
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Memory makes reality. That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.
New Movie Arrivals
A struggling circus makes an incredible comeback with a baby elephant that can fly, but when they attract a new investor they soon discover his new plans conceal dark secrets.
Monte and his baby daughter, last survivors on a spaceship, hurtle to the oblivion of a black hole.
After the Creed family moves to rural Maine, they stumble upon an ancient burial ground with sinister powers. When tragedy strikes, a perilous chain of events unleashes an unfathomable evil.
In 1966 Tulsa, teenagers come two ways. If you're a "soc," you've got money, cars, a future. But if you're a "greaser," you're an outsider with only your friends ... and a dream that someday you'll finally belong.
On the coldest night of the year, a Cincinnati librarian is caught between a group of homeless patrons staging a sit-in and a face-off with the local police and media.
Roman Coleman, a convict in prison who struggles to escape his past, rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang, Marcus.
In a mythical time, a teenage boy becomes a dragon rider with the help of a wise old man, and with his newly-hatched dragon, avenges the murder of his uncle, rescues a beautiful warrior, and battles a tyrannical king.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Pack your bags for fun and laughs when the Heffleys' road trip to Meemaw's 90th birthday party takes a hilarious detour thanks to Greg's scheme to attend a video gaming convention!
Pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
A young boy is forced to cross the American Southwest in order to save his family, along the way encountering the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett.
Five Feet Apart
Two teens fall in love with just one minor complication - they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives.
Future inventor June discovers her dream amusement park is real. But when trouble hits, she takes her misfit team of animal friends on an unforgettable journey to save the park.
Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.
An extraterrestrial force has occupied Earth, deceiving humanity with the promise of peace and unity, forcing a Chicago neighborhood to confront both sides of the conflict.
Outlander: Season 4
Continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl
Max dreams of a world far away from his own called Planet Drool. One day the heroes of Planet Drool, Shark Boy and Lava Girl, materialize on earth needing Max's help.
Spy Kids Triple Feature
Includes: Spy Kids; Spy Kids 2 The Island of Lost Dreams; and Spy Kids 3 Game Over
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Series
The lives, loves, dangers and disasters in the town, Mystic Falls, Virginia. Creatures of unspeakable horror lurk beneath this town as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.
How to Train Your Dragon: 3-Movie Collection
Join Hiccup and Toothless on the adventure of a lifetime as they defy tradition and form an unlikely friendship that changes both of their worlds forever.
A heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire.
Fighting With My Family
Former wrestler Ricky and his wife make a living performing with their children Paige and Zak. When brother and sister get the chance to audition for WWE, they learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible.
Isn’t It Romantic
Natalie, a lifelong love cynic, encounters a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has become her worst nightmare - a romantic comedy.
Happy Death Day 2U
She thought she solved her murder by reliving her death, but Tree Gelbman becomes caught in a deadlier time loop when a new killer targets her friends .
A young mother is concerned about her 8-year-old son's disturbing behavior and thinks that something supernatural may be at work.
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
Emmet, Lucy & Batman are back in an epic adventure as they face a huge threat from outer space that will test their courage, creativity and may reveal how special they really are.
Gloria is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness and strength.
A fishing captain's quiet life is shattered when his ex-wife ensnares him in a heinous plot to murder her new, violent husband.
Events at the Library
This new feature is coming soon. We will post upcoming events at the Library and provide a way for you to conveniently register online.