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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.  

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...

Battle of the Bands 2016

Calling all teenage rockers! SLCL is seeking contestants for the 7th Annual Battle of the Bands. Teen bands interested in participating should submit their best song for an online voting competition between May 23 and June 5. The three bands with the most votes, plus two critics' choice picks will perform at the Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 9 at Library Headquarters....

2016 Summer Reading Club

SLCL's popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 23 and run through July 30, 2016. Last year over 59,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family.  All Summer Reading Club participants will be asked to register for an account and record their reading online. Paper reading logs will also be available to help track your progress....

Grant's View Community Garden]

A new community garden will be installed at the Grant's View Branch on Saturday, May 14, 2016. The project is a partnership between SLCL and Gateway Greening. The Grant's View community garden will feature 24 raised beds and four easily accessible raised beds for individuals with disabilities. All of the beds have been reserved for the 2016 growing season. ...

Read St. Louis 2016
Read St. Louis is back with another year of incredible author events and programs! Read St. Louis is a community wide initiative developed by St. Louis County Library and St. Charles City-County Library to encourage St. Louisans to read and discuss great books. The 2016 line-up includes something for everyone-kids, teens and adults. More information will be available at www....
Free Comic Book Day 2016

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's your chance to snag a free comic book! Stop by any SLCL branch on Saturday, May 7, 2016 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. for Free Comic Book Day. We'll have a variety of comics for all ages. One per customer please, while supplies last. Call 314-994-3300 with questions. 

Children's Book Week May 2-8, 2016

Children's Book Week takes place May 2-8 and we've got a great line-up of programs! Among the special events will be a visit from author Dave Barry, an opportunity to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, storytelling sessions and more. Visit for a complete listing of events.


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