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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...

Design a Bookmark Contest

Calling all aspiring artists and designers! SLCL is seeking creative designs from kids and teens for our first Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries are due by close of business on Friday, July 15, 2016. The winning bookmarks will be professionally printed and distributed to all open branches this fall. Learn more

Teen hip hop workshops offered at SLCL June/July 2016

Teens can learn some new dance moves at a series of hip hop workshops this summer at SLCL. The free workshops are presented by Consuming Kinetic Dance Company, and will include instruction on an array of different dance techniques and musical styles. ...

Celebrate Black Music Month

Join us for a night of jazz to celebrate Black Music Month on June 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. Enjoy the vocal stylings of Wendy L. Gordon followed by pianist Ptah Williams....

Donation Bins Support Library Foundation

The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri are joining forces to raise funds by collecting clothes and small household goods. Collection bins will be placed on the parking lots of 10 St. Louis County Library branches where patrons may drop off used items. The items will be sold and a percentage of the money collected will be shared by the Library Foundation and BBBSEMO....

Free Summer Lunches 2016

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide free lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. Starting June 6, 2016 six SLCL branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. On Fridays, kids will get pizza as a special treat. Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 2-18. 

The free lunch program will be offered...

Summer Reading Club Kick-off Parties

Four branches are hosting 2016 Summer Reading Club Kick-off parties the first week of June. Activities will include a climbing wall, face painting, snow cones and more. All ages are welcome to attend. The full schedule of kick-off parties can be found here. If you haven't signed up for Summer Reading Club yet you can...

Greenway Walk & Talks 2016

Join SLCL and Great Rivers Greenway to learn about the walking and biking paths in the St. Louis region that connect us with rivers, parks and communities. The Greenway Walk & Talks will be held at two SLCL branches in June 2016. Learn more.  

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