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!
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 10 state of the art 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.
WiFi Connection: You are welcome to visit the library with your laptop and use our wi-fi connection free of charge.
Test 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.
Meeting 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. Click to download.
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.
The Book Club meets on the third 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.
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
- Knitters, beginner or advanced, led by Avis Boies, meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Heyssel Hall
- Angels Group. Make tiny Afghans and Quilts for hospitals to use for still born babies. The Group meets second Sunday of the month, 2-4 p.m. Heyssel Hall
Programming for Children, Tweens and Teens: Please click on the appropriate tab on the left for complete information.
GED and ESL Classes: The library hosts these classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Check the library calendar for specific date information.
GED (General Education Diploma) classes are held every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. upstairs in Heyssel Hall. The classes are free and pre-registration is not required. However, you must be able to show proof of having dropped out of school. Classes are held during the school year, generally following the California R-1 school calendar.
New students will only be accepted on certain dates each month. These orientation nights will help to enroll new students in groups and allow the teacher to focus on teaching current students on non-orientation nights. On Orientation nights, new students are asked to come at 5:30 and plan to stay at least 2 hours. You need to attend 2 orientation sessions. You will receive a calendar with class times on it on the first night of orientation. Orientation nights are listed on the library calendar if they are available to us.
A few basic rules: You may bring food or drink with you. No visitors are allowed in class, only registered students. Parking is available at City Hall or on the street. DO NOT PARK in the beauty shop parking lot.
For more information on the GED classes, call Adult Education & Literacy Office in Jefferson City @ 573-659-3122. Julie Wingate is the local instructor. If you have further questions for her, please call or text her at 573-694-0193.
ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are held in the Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 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).