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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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Money Smart Week 2016

SLCL is participating in Money Smart Week by offering a series of financial education programs during April 23-30. Events will include special story times for kids, a money management workshop for women, and a panel discussion about college loans. Learn more here.  

Go Green @ the Library
Community gardens, water bottle filling stations, motion sensored lights-SLCL is doing our part to go green. Learn how you can be more eco-friendly by attending an Earth Day event at your local SLCL branch. We've got tons of fun activities for the whole family! ...
Food for Fines 2016

SLCL is celebrating National Library Week by offering the popular Food for Fines program. Starting Sunday, April 10 - Saturday, April 16, 2016 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 or call 314-994-3300.

APA Adoption Days in April & May 2016 at SLCL

SLCL is teaming up with the APA to offer pet adoptions at select library branches this spring. The Adoption Days will feature a variety of family-friendly animals ready to be adopted. Potential adopters will need to comply with APA guidelines, and an adoption fee will apply....

We Stories

This April, SLCL will introduce a new collection of culturally diverse children's books as we begin a partnership with We Stories-a local non-profit helping parents initiate conversations about race through children's literature. In the coming months, SLCL will also provide book discussion kits available for checkout featuring the We Stories selections along with discussion questions and activities for families. Look for the We Stories...

Adventurer Scott Briscoe will speak at the Lewis & Clark Branch 4/7/16

Adventurer Scott Briscoe will speak at the Lewis & Clark Branch on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Scott Briscoe is an experienced outdoorsman whose focus is to encourage minorities, especially teens, to participate in outdoor adventures. Scott Briscoe is known for Expedition Denali, a project wherein he inspired a group of diverse young people to train for an ascent of the highest peak in North America....

Sunday Children's Series

Three bestselling children's authors will visit Library Headquarters in April 2016 as part of a new Sunday Author Series. The series includes events with Caldecott-winning illustrator Peter Brown; Australian children's author Andy Griffiths; and National Book Award-winning author Sherman Alexie. Get details about the Children's Author Series here

Earn a bike program at the Indian Trails Branch

Teens can learn basic bike safety and maintenance skills and earn a free bike at an upcoming workshop at the Indian Trails Branch. Upon completion of the six-week series, each teen will receive a bike, helmet light and lock. Details about the workshop can be...

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