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Three SLCL branches are hosting Born to Read Birthday parties in Feb & Mar 2017

The Born to Read program is hosting a special event for children born in January, February or March 2016. Three branches are hosting 1st birthday parties where attendees will take home a free book, courtesy of the St. Louis County Library Foundation. Born to Read provides new parents at participating hospitals and clinics with a bag containing a book, a teether, information about infant development, a Cardinals beanie and a library card...

Listen Up STL a new local music collection at SLCL launches mid January

St. Louis County Library cardholders will soon have access to a new collection of local music. The Listen Up STL collection features over 90 albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, electronic, blues, gospel, jazz and country. SLCL cardholders can stream the Listen Up STL collection starting in mid-January. Learn more.

We Are STL Explores Japanese Heritage

St. Louis County Library's We Are St. Louis series will explore Japanese heritage on Monday, January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Glaize Branch. Learn about the history of Japanese Americans in our region with Dr. Chikako Usui, President of the Japan America Society of St. Louis. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by calling 314-994-3300 or ...

Kindergarten Prep Workshops

Several branches are hosting free Kindergarten Prep workshops for parents and kids in 2017. 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....

Science in St. Louis January 12 at the Prairie Commons Branch

The next Science in St. Louis event takes place on January 12 at the Prairie Commons BranchLearn about the Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute and its efforts to save endangered species around the world. The program is...

Happy New Year

2016 has been an incredible year; thank you for being a part of it! We've got some exciting things in store for 2017. Three renovated branches will open-Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley and Daniel Boone. Next spring we will launch a new SLCL website with a fresh, clean design and easier navigation. The Little Readers Festival will return next summer. In the fall we'll introduce a new resource called Parent Packs--bags that contain...

Device Advice

Do you need a little help learning to use your new smartphone or tablet? SLCL offers a variety of free classes to help you master your device! Upcoming workshop topics include iPhone, Android and iPad basics. We also offer help on learning Windows and other computer programs....

Sensory Story Time

SLCL will introduce a new program for families this January at two branches. Sensory Story Time is geared towards families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi-sensory needs. The program will provide a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. Sensory Story Time will take place monthly at Headquarters and the Weber Road Branch....

Grant's View Branch Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The Grant's View Branch is celebrating its first birthday this month. December 22 marks one year since the branch opened to the public. Grant's View is incredibly popular with South County patrons. To date, over 554,000 people have visited the branch. Circulation is also high, with over 1.4 million items checked out so far this year. The Grant's View Branch was completed as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign....

New Sunday Hours at Two Branches Start January 2017

The Grand Glaize and Prairie Commons branches will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting January 8, 2017Currently, three...

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