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Food for Fines

SLCL is celebrating National Library Week by offering the Food for Fines program. During the week of  April 13-19, customers will have $1 in fines waived for each can of food donated (up to $10 per person). All proceeds will benefit Operation Food Search. Some restrictions may apply, please inquire at your local branch for details. 

Your Library Renewed

Information about SLCL's capital improvement projects is now available at www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed. The site includes plans for the building projects and renovations funded by Prop L. You can view architectural renderings and sign up for email updates on our progress. Please bookmark the...

Rhythm and Tunes

Rhythm & Tunes is a new video series featuring SLCL staff performing some of their favorite songs and finger plays. These activities are a great way for parents and children to spend time together. They also boost vocabulary development. View the full video series on our You Tube page.  

Community Garden Update

The community garden projects at SLCL are flourishing. The flagship garden at the Prairie Commons Branch has been expanded, due to popular demand, from 20 to 40 raised beds. A second community garden has been installed at the Cliff Cave Branch, where community volunteers and staff constructed 20 raised beds in early March. The community gardens are a partnership between SLCL and Gateway Greening. Photos of the gardens are available on our...

Library Foundation Unveils New Look

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2014 with a new look. The Library Foundation recently unveiled a colorful new logo and website at foundation.slcl.org. The website features photos, stories and other information about the Foundation's efforts to support the St. Louis County Library and its work to promote literacy within the St. Louis...

Read & Play

There's a new reason for kids to get excited about visiting the library: SLCL will be introducing Read and Play stations at three branches this month. Read And Play (R.A.P.) uses a variety of activities and books to engage parents and young children in productive play while at the library. R.A.P. stations will be located in the children's areas, and available during normal library hours at the Daniel Boone and Florissant Valley branches...

Celebrate St. Louis' 250th Birthday

SLCL branches are hosting a variety of programs in honor of St. Louis' 250th birthday. Click here for a full event listing. You can also view the Missouri History Museum's 250 in 250 traveling exhibition at multiple SLCL branches in 2014. The exhibit showcases people, places and images from St. Louis' 250 years of history. Learn more about the STL250 celebration right...

Write Stuff Content

Calling all kids and teens ages 8-18 with a talent for creative writing! SLCL is holding a contest for young writers. There will be prizes for the winners. To enter, write a story that includes the line: ". . .but if anyone asks, tell them we're fine." Entries will be accepted March 1 - March 31. Additional rules apply; view the official contest guidelines here....

Warm Up America

SLCL craft groups donated over 2,000 handmade blankets, hats, gloves and scarves to local charities as part of the Warm Up American project at a ceremony on Thursday, February 13. The event took place at the Indian Trails Branch. This is the sixth year SLCL has participated in Warm Up America. SLCL craft groups made thousands of squares, which were joined together to create colorful afghans. Members of the public were also invited...

SLCL Delivers Books to Flood Damaged School

Students at Shenandoah Valley Elementary have been without a school library since a burst water pipe flooded the school in January. Staff from Parkway School District and SLCL quickly put together a plan to deliver County Library materials to teachers and kids, allowing them to continue on with the year's curriculum. SLCL issued library cards to 24 teachers at Shenandoah Valley following the flood. Teachers will request library...

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