The Lawrence County Public Library in Monticello is my favorite building in our system. It is a wonderful 60's style open plan with lots of light and earth colors. It is on the courthouse square, convenient to everything. It is also on the bluff overlooking the Pearl River, where patrons in the reading area watch herons, turtles and the occasional alligator on the sand below. Unfortunately, the bluff is not stable and the building finds itself closer to the river every year.
I was very pleased to arrive at the library yesterday and find heavy equipment at work stabilizing the bluff. I hope this effort will keep Monticello's charming downtown from falling in the river!
4 hours ago