Telephone 660.646.0547
Children's Services 660.646.0563

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Check out our Calendar and Online Resources pages to see what is happening and new at the library!


National Library Week-  To celebrate National Library Week, the Library is asking members of the community to express whey they love their Library.  Focusing on the this year's theme of "Libraries Change Lives", we will have posters available for patrons to fill out explaining how a library has changed their life or why they appreciate their library.  The form will also serve as an entry for a drawing for a Kindle Fire!.  The Children's Library will also display testimonials from children and will have a drawing for a Kindle Fire for one lucky child who turns in a form.  Entries will be taken through April 19th and the drawings will be held April 21st. 

$1 a Bag Special to Close out Friends of the Library Book Sale
The Friends of the Livingston County Library book sale has been going on all week with thousands of books and other items offered for sale. On Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 all remaining books will be available at $1 per bag to close out the sale. Standard-sized plastic grocery bags only please. Bring your own bag or use bags provided at the sale. The remaining DVD/CD carousel will be sold for $15 apiece.
The sale will run during regular library hours, Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm.


Friends of the Library to hold Annual Book Sale, April 12-19.
Included in the sale will be Children’s books, Teen books and Adult books. There will also be magazines and DVDs. Items start as low at 25¢ and most items are under $3. A selection of “Better Books” will also be available. These books have very little wear and will be priced slightly higher that the regular items. Also available for sale, will be CD/DVD carousels that hold up to 150 discs for storage. These devices will be for sale for $20 a piece.
The sale will run during regular library hours, Monday-Thursday, 9am-7pm, Friday, 9am-5pm and Saturday, 9am-4pm.
The Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support programs and activities of the Livingston County Library. In addition to bringing programs to Chillicothe, the Friends also support the Summer Reading Program, Books For Babies and Teen Read Week activities. One Read Livingston County was also a project spearheaded by the Friends. Membership information for the Friends is available at the Livingston County Library, 450 Locust, and Chillicothe or by calling 660-646-0547.


Ancestry Library Edition has been added to the online resources available through the Livingston County Library.  This version is available for in library use only and can be found on the Online Resources page.  Use one of the library's computer or bring in your own device to access Ancestry Library Edition in building.


Children's Department Storytimes/Activities-

SPLISH, SPLASH! Come make a splash with the Livingston County Library Children’s Department! Our April story times, Splish Splash, will be every Tuesday, April 1 through April 29. The story time will start at 11:00 a.m. and run for approximately thirty minutes with an activity available before or after the story time. This story time is aimed at children up to the age of five. Come join us for great stories, songs, finger plays, and lots of smiles. We hope to see you there!

The Livingston County Library Children’s Department is so excited to launch their month long Lego Lab! Come join the Children’s Department during the month of April on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for some Lego building fun. The lab is opened to children ages 5-12. There will be free build days, as well as fun Lego projects. Legos will be provided for in library use. We really hope to see you there!


Kindles and Nooks available for check out at Livingston County Library-

Leading the way with new technology, the Livingston County Library now has two Kindle Touch ereader devices and two Nook Simple Touch ereader devices available for check out to library patrons.  Library card holders 18 years of age and older who’ve had a card at least 6 months can now check out an ereader for 2 weeks, with up to 5 titles preloaded on the device. Titles will be selected from the Library’s ebook collection.  An accessible device is also available upon request.
Devices will be available on a first come, first serve basis and patrons can be put on a waiting list for a device, much like a book. A valid library card, clear of overdue items, fines and fees is needed and patrons will sign an agreement outlining the charge for a lost or damaged device.
For further questions or to put a device on hold, stop by or call the Library at 646-0547.


Book a Librarian - personalized computer or research assistance available at the Livingston County Library
The Livingston County Library is pleased to offer a Book a Librarian program, which will provide one-on-one computer help or research assistance with one of our trained library staff.
Use the Library’s laptop, or bring your own, to get help with computer basics, Microsoft Office programs, searching and applying for jobs, downloading books, or numerous other tasks. Don't know how to download books to your e-reader? Now's the time to learn -- just book a librarian. Beginners are welcome!

Reservations are required at least one day in advance and can be made at the Library or by calling 646-0547. A Livingston County Library card in good standing is also required.


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Livingston County Library
450 Locust Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone: 660.646.0547
Fax: 660.646.5504