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Born to Read

St. Louis County Library is partnering with area hospitals to make sure new parents know about the importance of early literacy. Starting in January, the new Born to Read program will provide new parents at four area hospitals with a bag of library goodies-including a book, a bath toy, an activity calendar and instructions on how to receive a library card. Parents will also receive an invitation to celebrate their child's...

STArt @ Your Library

St. Louis County Library will introduce a new program series for kids and teens focusing on science, technology and art called STArt @ Your Library beginning in January 2015. The series will offer fun and interactive activities like How to Make 3D photos, Math with Clifford, Electronic Investigators and Instant Improv. STArt @ Your Library programs are free and open to the public, but some may require registration. A full program schedule is...

Upcoming Branch Renovations & Temporary Closures

As part of the Your Library Renewed campaign, four branches will close temporarily for renovations in February 2015. Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Rock Road and Weber Road will all close for approximately six months during renovations (the Rock Road Branch is expected to be closed for nine months). The upgrades taking place at these locations will include the addition of family restrooms, private study...

Crafts & games at the library

SLCL will offer games, crafts, movies and special performances this week for students in North St. Louis County. Florissant Valley, Lewis & Clark and Natural Bridge will have activity rooms open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, with crafts, games, movies, reading materials and more. Plus, a series of special performances have been scheduled with some of St. Louis' favorite entertainers each day...

Billyo O'Donnell

You can now own a limited edition print of the incredible painting Billyo O'Donnell created at the Library Foundation's 15th anniversary event with the St. Louis Symphony. Prints are available in two sizes-11×14 and 20×24-and are signed by Billyo. These make unique holiday gifts for the music and/or art lover. Please contact Jim Bogart for further information at 314-994-3300 ext. 2156 or ...

Winter Reading Club

SLCL's Winter Reading Club is back for a third year! Last year over 60,000 people participated. This year's club kicks off on December 1 and runs through February 28. All ages are invited to participate. Registration begins December 1 and participation is free; simply stop by any St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up. More information is available ...

Star Library 2014

St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four-star library in the latest edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. SLCL is the only St. Louis library to be included in the index. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in four major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. This is the highest ranking St. Louis County Library has...

Library Telescope Program

Starting November 10, individuals with a St. Louis County Library card will be able to check-out telescopes for a 7-day period at the following branches: Headquarters, Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley, Tesson Ferry and Lewis & Clark. Each telescope is equipped with everything needed to explore the night sky: a user manual, constellation guide, moon map, lens cleaner, night light, and a storage pouch. The Library Telescope...

Lewis & Clark Groundbreaking

Over 100 people, including students from Riverview Gardens High School and several elected officials, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lewis & Clark Branch in North County on October 23, 2014. The excitement was palpable as the crowd gathered to mark the beginning this highly anticipated new library branch. The ceremony included a performance by the Riverview Gardens High School Jazz Ensemble and members of the Junior ROTC...

Billyo O'Donnell

The St. Louis County Library Foundation will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a special event featuring the St. Louis Symphony and artist Billyo O'Donnell. This free event will take place on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. O'Donnell, well-known for his landscapes, will paint the instrumentalists while they perform. The progress of the painting will be shown on a large screen so the audience can follow while...

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