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Kindergarten Prep Workshops held this fall at SLCL

Find out what you and your child need to know before starting kindergarten-attend a Kindergarten Prep workshop at SLCL! Kindergarten Prep focuses on the skills necessary for a successful first year in school, such as cooperation, socialization and listening. Families who participate in the workshop will receive a bag filled with school supplies and a free book courtesy of Energizer, corporate sponsor of Kindergarten Prep....

Celebrate Harry Potter at SLCL Summer 2016

SLCL is hosting a series of special events this summer in anticipation of the release of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" on July 31. SLCL branches will host programs celebrating Harry Potter, including game nights, crafts, movie screenings, trivia, costume contests and more. Harry Potter book displays and a special raffle will also be held at all open branches....

Pokémon programs at St. Louis County Library

Calling all Pokémon trainers! Several SLCL branches are hosting Pokémon GO safaris and scavenger hunts this summer. Don't just catch and go-we've also got fun displays with Pokémon books and other Pokémon materials. Details: http://ow.ly/mhzu302hSMk

 

Sachs Branch Reopens July 27, 2016

The Samuel C. Sachs Branch will reopen on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Construction on the Samuel C. Sachs Branch began in the December 2015 and is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. The renovated Sachs Branch is the first of five locations to re-open this summer and fall....

National Summer Learning Day July 14, 2016

Keep your kids learning this summer-make plans to attend one of our National Summer Learning Day events on July 14, 2016. Several branches are hosting activities, which include special story times, interactive science and art programs, and mini read-ins. Learn more.  

We Stories Discussion Kits

This month, SLCL will introduce a new series of discussion kits for families to help them discuss issues of race and cultural diversity. The kits are part of SLCL's partnership with We Stories-a local non-profit helping parents initiate conversations about race using children's literature. The We Stories book discussion kits include 4-6 different books, interactive activities and a discussion guide. Each kit is centered on a different theme...

SLCL Named 2016 Top Workplace

St. Louis County Library has been named a 2016 Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SLCL was #10 in the "Large Employer" category. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "As St. Louis County Library employees, we are incredibly lucky to make a direct impact on our...

Summer 2016 STArt @ Your Library programs

The STArt @ Your Library series offers fun science, technology and arts programming for kids. The 2016 summer line-up includes a family concert series, LEGO programs, a dinosaur dig and more. Get the full program schedule

Your Library Renewed Summer 2016 Update

Progress is underway at the five branches closed for construction. The Samuel C. Sachs Branch and the Oak Bend Branch are furthest along in the construction process. Photos, project details and a sneak peak at the color scheme at these locations can be found on the Your Library Renewed webpage. The branches currently closed for construction are expected to reopen in...

Sweet Reads 2016 Summer Schedule

The Sweet Reads Bookmobile will be making stops in and around the Spanish Lake community this summer, visiting apartment complexes, recreation centers, churches and area businesses. Families can sign up for Summer Reading Club on board the bookmobile, check out a wide variety of books and use iPads and Chromebooks. A library card is not required to use the Sweet Reads bookmobile. The program works on the honor system and uses mostly donated...

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