"The Portrait follows the journey of Pierre-François Chaumont, a married Parisian attorney. As a boy, Pierre is influenced by his uncle to become a collector of objects. He begins with scented erasers..." Read more
Preschool Storytime Older preschoolers will enjoy this longer Storytime. Stories, songs, fingerplays and movement activities encourage pre-reading skills. Ages 3-6 and a caregiver. A 6 by 6 program.
Oak Park Library
Come fly with us! The long-awaited Monticello Library, to be located in Western Shawnee, is at last underway. Have a look at what the Monticello Library will look like inside and out! Your tour is narrated by none other than County Librarian Sean Casserly. Like what you see? Share with other future Monticello patrons!
In this wonderful animated flythrough, you'll see all kinds of new features!
Large and lively Kids area
Variety of sizes and types of public meeting rooms for community use
Up-to-date technology allowing students to learn and adults to thrive
A sculpture to greet you
A sculpture by Beth Nybeck can be enjoyed from many angles
A Storywalk path helps little kids learn about letters and sounds with their families
Drop off at the curb
About 100 parking places
Handicap parking as close to the door as possible!
Pick up your holds and self-check right inside the door
Kids activity room hosts storytimes and our successful 6 by 6 early literacy programs
Plenty of seating
Charging counter and excellent wi-fi for your devices
Easy to use AV equipment in our meeting spaces
An elevator, and the bright, clean rest rooms
A drive-up service window!
Collaborative tech spaces
Reconfigurable spaces to meet changing community needs
Large study rooms
An environmentally-conscious green roof
Visit us at the New Monticello Library – opening in 2018.
Library Services Until the New Building is Completed