DIVE! Into the OCEANS of Possibilities

Children of all ages are invited to join the Livingston County Library this summer for our Summer Reading Program; Oceans of Possibilities. This summer’s theme explores all things ocean related. Oceans of Possibilities highlights a wide variety of water themed stories and activities will be highlighted. We continue to take registrations for OCEANS of FUN this summer.

The week of June 27-30, we will be SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS for our programs at the LILLIAN DESMARIAS YOUTH LIBRARY! Check our calendar for further details regarding ages and times. For more information about this program and upcoming events in the Youth Library contact jodi@livingstoncountylibrary.org or by calling 660-646-0563.  Important dates will also be shared on the Livingston County Library’s social media pages. 

DIVE into the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Adult Summer Reading Program

Running through July 30, adults at the Livingston County Library can participate in our summer reading program: Oceans of Possibilities. This year we will again be using Beanstack to log books online; Beanstack can be downloaded for free from your app store or you can create an account online at https://livingstoncountylibrary.beanstack.org. Paper logs will be available for anyone not using Beanstack. Readers will earn virtual badges and be eligible for weekly prize drawings, with a grand prize winner announced at the end. In addition to reading, patrons can also earn virtual badges for attending each of three programs at the Library this summer. For Sliced Bread Day on July 9 we will host a talk and exhibit on the Chillicothe Hall of Fame from 11 am - 2 pm at the 2nd Floor Courtroom of the Main Library. And on July 21 we have a certified Konmari expert coming in from St. Louis to teach us some tidying up secrets. Check our calendar, https://www.livingstoncountylibrary.org/caltest/ and Facebook page, LCLReads, for more details.


Welcome to the Livingston County Library where we have two branches to serve your needs.

The Main Branch, located on Locust Street in Chillicothe, Missouri, offers our Adult Department with materials ranging from Fiction, Non-Fiction, Large Print Materials, Audiobooks and our outstanding DVD Collection.  We offer public access computers with printing capabilities, meeting rooms, genealogy resources and a host of services needed by our community and visitors. 

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library is committed to inspire, excite, and encourage children and families.  Located on the main drag, or otherwise known as Washington Street, the Youth Library has collections for early literacy, primary and elementary aged children. We boast separate Middle Grades and Teen sections.  Patrons with a creative streak love the Ellison Room, complete with a full collection of Ellison Die Cutters in several sizes of shapes.  The Youth Library has study rooms for students tutoring, programming rooms for children and teens, student access computers and AWE Early Literacy computers for fun education online.  All this and more are awaiting you to our inviting, whimsical space created just for families!

(Please click the pictures below for a complete list of programs and services offered by each branch.)

Livingston County Library Main Branch
Lillian DesMarias Youth Library