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Jai Nagarkatti Monsanto Company Reading Garden

The St. Louis County Library Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Jai Nagarkatti Monsanto Company Reading Garden on April 21. The garden is adjacent to the Samuel C. Sachs Branch and is scheduled to be complete in August. The space will feature native plants, a pollinator garden, seating, a shade structure and a footbridge. You can learn more about the project...

Food for Fines

SLCL will celebrate National Library Week by offering Food for Fines, the popular program that allows patrons to donate canned goods in lieu of paying overdue fines. Food for Fines begins Sunday, April 12 and ends Saturday, April 18. One dollar in fines will be waived for each canned good donated, up to ten dollars total. Donations will be given to Operation Food Search for distribution to people in the St. Louis area. All branches of the...

Lewis & Clark Branch Closes in April

The Lewis & Clark Branch will close for construction starting Monday, April 6 as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Patrons are being directed to the Florissant Valley Branch during the closure. Construction on a new Lewis & Clark Branch began in October 2014. The new branch is located on the same property as the current building, and is expected...

Bookmobile visits added during construction

SLCL has added a new bookmobile stop to make it easier for North County patrons to get library materials while their branch is closed for renovations. The bookmobile will be at the Shop 'n Save on 9070 St. Charles Rock Road every Monday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The bookmobile will contain books and other library materials for all ages. Individuals who do not have a...

Read St. Louis 2015
Read St. Louis is back with another incredible line-up for 2015. Several area libraries are participating, including SLCL, St. Charles City-County Library and St. Louis Public Library. The program encourages St. Louisans to read and discuss great books. The 2015 selected authors and titles are below. You can learn more about Read St. Louis by visiting www.readstlouis.org.
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Your Library Renewed

Four branches are currently closed for construction: Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Rock Road and Weber Road. The upgrades taking place are part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. New features like family restrooms, quiet study rooms and vending areas are being introduced at the renovated locations. Construction is expected to take 6 months (the Rock Road Branch...

Sweet Reads Bookmobile

SLCL will roll out a new bookmobile in North St. Louis County starting Monday, March 2. The Sweet Reads bookmobile will bring books and other library materials directly to neighborhoods in and around Spanish Lake, MO. A library card is not required to use the Sweet Reads bookmobile. The program works on the honor system and uses mostly donated or discarded library materials. The new Sweet Reads bookmobile will feature over 2,000 books for...

Teen Tech Month

Libraries are for Making is theme for this year's Teen Tech Month. SLCL will offer a fun line-up of programs including screencasting tutorials, game design workshops, a robotics demonstration, DIY craft projects, gaming nights and more. A full list of Teen Tech Month programs can be found at www.slcl.org/teens/tech-month.

Warm Up America

St. Louisans will feel a little warmer this week thanks to a huge donation of handmade items by St. Louis County Library knitting groups. As part of the Warm Up America project, SLCL crafters donated over 2,100 handmade blankets, mittens, scarves and hats to 11 local charities. Tables were piled high with the handmade goods at the donation ceremony held at the Bridgeton Trails Branch on February 19th. This is the 7th year SLCL has...

New bookmobile stops added starting on March 16.

SLCL patrons will be able to visit the bookmobile at a special location starting in March. While construction is taking place on the Rock Road and Indian Trails branches, an SLCL bookmobile will be at the Shop 'n Save on 9070 St. Charles Rock Road each Monday, starting March 16, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.The bookmobile will contain books and other library materials for all ages. Individuals who do not have a library card can sign up for one...

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