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2014 Missouri Library of the Year

The Missouri Library Association has named St. Louis County Library the 2014 Missouri Library of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Missouri library for distinguished achievement in service. Library Director Kristen Sorth gave thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff, "I am so happy and proud that the amazing staff of the St. Louis County Library are receiving this honor." SLCL serves more than...

Activities for students at the Florissant Valley Branch

Over 150 kids, parents and even grandparents took part in activities for students at the Florissant Valley Branch last week. The branch provided art supplies, board games, LEGOs and other fun activities during the week of August 18 when school was delayed in the Ferguson Florissant District. The Magic House, was on-hand with make and take projects, and a free lunch was...

Healthy Living for Seniors

SLCL and the Mid East Area Agency on Aging will offer a new program series for seniors at select SLCL branches beginning in September. Healthy Living for Seniors will cover topics of interest to older people such as health and wellness, nutrition, scam prevention and retirement. Free lunch and transportation to the library are also being offered by the Mid East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA.) Registration through the MEAAA is required by...

After School Program at Rock Road

The Rock Road Branch will offer a free after school program for students ages 8-15 starting Monday, August 18. Students will receive homework help, a snack and participate in an activity such as yoga, a craft project, a science experiment or board games. The program runs Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 each day. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Stop by the ...

Thank you St. Louis

Over 145,000 people participated in SLCL's Summer Reading Clubs this year-a new record! The library offered reading clubs for adults, teens, kids and babies-so the whole family could read together. Thanks to all who made the clubs such a success. Remember to turn in your log and pick up your prize by Saturday, August 9. 

Library Foundation Celebrates 15 Years

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Special events will be scheduled throughout the fall, but mark your calendars for the big bash on Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will give a special free performance captured live on canvas by renowned plein air artist Billyo O'Donnell. Additional details will be posted as they become available...

Preschool 'Appiness Workshop

SLCL is offering an innovative new workshop series called Preschool 'Appiness at multiple locations. Parents and caretakers will learn about the best new early-literacy apps that help preschoolers learn while having fun. The workshop will also explore ways to make "phone time" an interactive experience, rather than a solo activity. Children are invited to attend the program with their parents or caretakers. SLCL will...

SLCL Named Top Work Place

SLCL has been named a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for a third year in a row. The Top Workplace designation was made after library staff were surveyed by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research company. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "We want our employees to be happy and to love their job. The mission of the St. Louis County Library has an impact on this. As library...

Sweet Reads
St. Louis County Library will expand the Sweet Reads mobile delivery service this summer to additional locations in North County. The Sweet Reads van will visit the locations listed below on Monday-Friday beginning June 9. The van will feature a variety of books for all ages, as well as registration information for summer reading clubs. Those who sign up for summer reading club can return their log sheets to the Sweet Reads van and...
Free Lunches at SLCL

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide free lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. The free lunch program will begin on June 2 at the Florissant Valley and Weber Road branches. The Rock Road Branch will offer the program beginning June 3. Participating branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Meals will...

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