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New Scanner Available for Genealogy Research

Visitors to the History and Genealogy Department at Library Headquarters can now scan and copy fragile materials, thanks to the addition of a specialized book scanner. The Zeutschel Zeta book scanner allows for safe copying of print materials that are too large or too fragile for standard copy machines. The machine is free to use; library staff are available to assist patrons with the scanner. Call 314-994-3300 to learn more, or visit the...

Finch Robots at SLCL

Kids and tweens can get an introduction to robotics and coding at select SLCL branches in February and March 2016. Twenty Finch Robots, on loan from BirdBrain Technologies, will be used to teach kids basic coding and computer programming skills. Each robot is shaped like a small stingray and has a USB cord for connecting to a laptop or desktop computer. Participants will use Snap! software, a visual programming language, to make the Finch...

2016 Black History Month Celebration at SLCL

St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Events include an evening with legendary civil rights activist Frankie Freeman, a jazz concert by saxophonist Rhoda G, a gospel celebration, dance performances, storytelling and more. All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule of events is available at...

STArt @ Your Library

STArt @ Your Library is back for 2016! The year-long series offers free science, technology, and art programs for children, teens and families. This year's line-up features programs by some of St. Louis' most renowned institutions including the Saint Louis Zoo, the Sophia Sachs Butterfly House, and the Saint Louis Science Center. Get the full schedule here.  

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Bundle up the kids and head to your local SLCL branch on Saturday, February 6 for Take Your Child to the Library Day. We've got lots of fun activities planned including special story times, crafts, games and more. If you haven't been to the library lately, this is perfect opportunity to see what's new....

Rock Road Branch Opens January 22

The renovated and expanded Rock Road Branch will open to the public on Friday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. The dramatic transformation includes the addition of 4,000 square feet to the building-making way for a second meeting room and a substantially larger children's area. The front of the building has a new entrance and façade-most of the brick has been replaced with glass to allow natural light to fill the branch....

Born to Read Birthday Celebration

The Born to Read program is hosting a special event for children born in January, February or March 2015. Four branches are hosting 1st birthday parties where attendees will take home a free book, courtesy of the St. Louis County Library Foundation. Registration is required....

Choice: Healthy Living for Seniors

St. Louis County Library and the Mid East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA) are expanding their program series for seniors at select SLCL branches in 2016. Choice: Healthy Living for Seniors focuses on subjects of special interest to older people through health, wellness and social programs. Since its launch in September 2014, almost 650 people have participated in sessions such as Cooking Matters, Low Impact Exercise, and Technology...

No fines for kids

Beginning January 1, 2016 children's items (books, DVDs, CDs) will be exempt from overdue fines. Eliminating fines will allow children greater access to all of the resources available at the library. Of course, patrons are still encouraged to return materials on time and will be charged for items not returned. Please call 314-994-3300 if you have questions about the new policy.

New Grant's View Branch Opens December 22

The new Grant's View Branch in South St. Louis County will open to the public on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The stunning new branch features a large, two-story glass atrium with comfortable seating and a café area with vending. Other highlights include an expanded, colorful children's area with a program area and interactive displays; four private study rooms, new computers and an instructional lab, a large teen space,...

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