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SLCL has been named a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis County Library has been named a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The announcement was made in a special section of the paper on June 28, 2015. SLCL was #5 in the "Large Employer" category. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "We want our...

Free Summer Lunch Program Wins Urban Library Council Innovator Award

The Urban Libraries Council has chosen St. Louis County Library as its 2015 Top Innovator in the Health, Wellness and Public Safety category for the library's Summer Free Lunch Program. The program, which started in 2014, distributes free summer lunches for children ages 2-18 in collaboration with Operation Food Search. In its first year, the...

AARP Speakers Bureau at Select SLCL Branches

St. Louis County Library is partnering with the AARP Missouri Speakers Bureau to offer presentations on a variety of topics this summer. Several SLCL branches will host an AARP-trained volunteer who will give tips and answer questions about subjects of special interest to those who are older or who are caring for someone who is older. Topics include retirement planning, fraud prevention, home safety and driving concerns. A full list of...

Summer Learning Day

Keep your kids from falling behind this summer with tips from SLCL! Fifteen SLCL branches will participate in Summer Learning Day on Friday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. with a special reading of the book "Chicken Big" by Keith Graves. Library staff will also provide activity sheets for parents and caregivers with ideas to continue learning at home. SLCL has tons of great resources to keep kids engaged throughout the summer months, stop by your local...

Grant's View Community Garden

The new Grant's View Branch in South St. Louis County will feature a large community garden when the branch opens later this year. Individuals interested in renting a bed for the 2016 growing season should contact Matt Event at matt@gatewaygreening.org. This is St. Louis County Library's third...

Kristen Sorth Receives Business Journal Distinction

SLCL Director Kristen Sorth has been named one of St. Louis Business Journal's Most Influential Business Women for 2015. Ms. Sorth has been director since 2013. Under Ms. Sorth's leadership, the Library District has received numerous accolades-including an invitation to participate in President Obama's Library ConnectED Challenge; consecutive years as a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch; and the Missouri Library Association's...

Sweet Reads Summer Schedule

The Sweet Reads bookmobile is on a roll! Over 5,700 books have been checked out since the new bookmobile hit the streets in March. The Sweet Reads bookmobile will continue service throughout the Spanish Lake area this summer. Activities will include story time and free lunch from Operation Food Search at select bookmobile stops. View the current schedule right here

Borrow a telescope program expands to 9 branches
SLCL's popular Borrow a Telescope program is expanding! Starting May 21, nine SLCL branches will have telescopes available for check-out (previously only five branches were participating in the program). In total, 12 telescopes will be available for use by the public. Any SLCL adult cardholder can check-out a telescope for seven days. Patrons can request a telescope at the circulation desk or by calling 314-994-3300. The...
SLCL Joins National ConnectED Library Challenge

St. Louis County Library is honored to be one of 30 library districts selected to participate in President Obama's ConnectEd Library Challenge. The project's goal is to make sure every child enrolled in school receives a library card. SLCL is joining with the Jennings and Parkway School Districts to ensure all incoming students receive a St. Louis County Library card. Starting in the fall of 2015, all students in grades K-12 in both school...

Scott Holl, SLCL History & Genealogy Manager

Congrats to SLCL's History & Genealogy Manager, Scott Holl on his recent Filby Award presented on May 12 at the National Genealogy Society's annual conference. The Filby Award is given to a person who has made significant contributions to the field of genealogy or local history. Holl was nominated for the work he has done at St. Louis County Library, especially for enhancing the library's collection of European genealogical materials....

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