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Livingston County Library
Mission of the Livingston County Library is to provide quality materials and
services which fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational
needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is welcoming, respectful,
| Library History
The Livingston County Memorial Library
owes its beginning to the City Federation of Women's Clubs. The federation was
organized March 20, 1920, with Mrs. Harry Minter as president. The City
Federation membership was composed of the president and one elected member from
the following clubs: The Culture, Domestic Science, Sorosis, the D. A. R., and
PEO. The D. A. R. and PEO later withdrew from the organization as it conflicted
with the by-laws of their organizations, but they continued their support of
the library. The Fact and Fiction Club joined the federation in June, 1929.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library
supports the Library by providing funding for programs and materials that the
Library would otherwise not be able to afford. The members of the Friends also
sponsor an annual book sale. Check the calendar for dates. To become a Friend
of the Library, stop by the Library for an application or call 660-646-0547.
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Livingston County Library is supported by a current property tax levy of 27.00
cents per $100 of assessed valuation. A small amount of funding comes from the
State of Missouri. Donations from the Friends of the Library and individuals
also assist in the funding of the Library.
The Library has an extensive collection of
books and materials that relate to Livingston County history. Historic
newspapers are available on microfilm as well as some census information. The
George W. Somerville Room contains materials not only related to Livingston
County history, but also records from other counties. The Library has for sale
a publication called, Getting Started In Genealogy that has some
tips and worksheets to assist with gathering information.