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Free Online Tutorials with Lynda

Starting August 1, SLCL cardholders will have access to Lynda.com-a popular video tutorial website. Normally, using Lynda.com requires a paid subscription, but SLCL cardholders will be able to access Lynda.com content for free at home or in the library with a valid SLCL card number and PIN. Lynda offers a variety of tutorials to help users build skills in software, design and business­. Get started with Lynda.com right ...

Choice: Healthy Living for Seniors

Seniors can enjoy lunch catered by Saint Louis Bread Company while learning about topics related to health and wellness as part of a new program series called Choice: Healthy Living for Seniors. The series is a partnership between the SLCL and the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging. Transportation to the library through OATS is also available. Meals are offered for voluntary donation of $4.00 for those over 60; those under 60 pay full price....

Genealogy Collection Open to the Public

St. Louis County Library's History & Genealogy department will open its staff-only area to the public the third weekend of each month beginning July 18-19. Located on Tier 4 of Library Headquarters, the staff-only area houses more than 13,000 family histories, school yearbooks, and information about many states west of the Mississippi. Researchers are encouraged to browse and use the materials during the "Explore Tier 4" weekends....

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

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