Adult Summer Reading Program

The Livingston County Library Adult Summer Reading Program has a theme this year of Know Your Local Tales: the Missouri Bicentennial.  The online reading portion will follow the State Library’s interactive Read Across America program that challenges readers to see all the literary treasures offered by Missouri. The Livingston County Library is using the Beanstack program,  To participate, create a […]

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New Director Announced For Livingston Co. Library

The Livingston County Library will have a new Director as of August 1st.  The Library Board of Trustees announced Sue Lightfoot-Horine as the new Director. Lightfoot-Horine brings 13 years of experience as the director of the Carrollton Public Library.  She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and has many years of experience in budgeting, finance, and is an experienced […]

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Book Drop Opens At Youth Library

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library has their outside book drop open!  The book drop is located on the south side of the building. It is easily accessed from the east or west entrances. The old drive-up window at the southeast corner of the building was transformed into a book drop. Patrons of either Livingston County Library branch can drop books […]

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Mini Christmas Tree Contest

The Livingston County Library is accepting entries into the Mini Christmas Tree Contest.  The trees may be brought to the main branch Library through December 12th.  The trees may be no more than 24 inches tall and maybe decorated by individuals or families. The trees will be on display through December 21st.  judging by the public will take place from […]

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Carrollton Public Library Awarded Broadband Grant

Missouri’s Department of Economic Development awarded $870,000 in grants to libraries in Missouri.  The grants are through the Missouri State Library to help residents access high-speed internet for telehealth and distance learning in response to COVID-19. The broadband funding for Missouri libraries was allocated up to $2.5 million in CARES Act funding for this program. The Missouri State Library and […]

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Looking Back at Labor Day

As we celebrate the Labor Day Holiday, it is important to remember the origins of the day.  Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday in September is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  Livingston County Library Director Candy Warren says this year’s celebration will look different for many of us.  The first Labor Day holiday was […]

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Library Books and Covid-19

When a library book is returned to the library, what steps are required before it can be returned to circulation?  It turns out it is a pretty simple process.  The State Librarian of Missouri, Robin Westphall says a study was done to determine the life span of COVID-19 on various material. Westphall says the study showed COVID-19 did not persist […]

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Interactive Historic Walking Tour Of Chillicothe

A Downtown Historic Walking Tour has been created to showcase the downtown Chillicothe area.  The Livingston County Library, in partnership with Main Street Chillicothe, the Grand River Museum, and the Livingston County Preservation Society created Walking Tour that currently includes 23 buildings. Each building on the tour has been assigned an individual QR code that can be placed in a […]

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Summer Reading Program For “Teens & Tweens”

The Summer Reading Programs for teens & tweens began this week and the Livingston County Library invites those ages 12-18 to participate in the 2020 summer reading program – Imagine Your Story.  The theme this year explores imagination, personal narrative, and fairy tales. Reading during summer vacation is important for teen and middle-grade students to help prevent the “summer slide,” […]

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