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STArt @ Your Library

Due to ongoing construction at several SLCL branches, a number of changes have been made to the fall STArt @ Your Library program schedule. Please review the updated list of programs here. STArt @ Your Library features science, technology and arts programming for kids, presented by some of St. Louis' top educators-including the Saint Louis Zoo, The Magic House and the...

In the Know at Your Library

Teens can get college advice from a pro at the In the Know program series starting in September. Local college counselor Julie Kampschroeder will discuss topics ranging from finding the right school to obtaining financial aid. The series will wrap up with a college fair featuring representatives from several Missouri colleges and universities. Get more details and sign up for the program right...

De'Angelo Jones-2015 Sidney Johnson Award winner

Congrats to De'Angelo Jones-this year's outstanding teen volunteer! De'Angelo will be presented with the Sidney Johnsons Learning Award at the Library Foundation's Starcatchers Gala on September 19. De'Angelo has served over 600 hours at the Florissant Valley Branch, helping with the free lunch program and other projects. Learn more about De'Angelo's service to the library...

Renovated Jamestown Bluffs Branch

The first round of Your Library Renewed construction projects are nearing completion. Most of the new and renovated buildings are expected to reopen this fall (the Rock Road branch will open in early 2016). You can view photos of our progress right here. Additional details about the grand re-openings will be announced soon. As always, you...

Device advice

SLCL offers a variety of resources for people who need to learn how to use devices such as smartphones or tablets, or want to learn more about technology related topics. Several branches host monthly Tech Talks that cover...

Music & Memory

SLCL is sponsoring a series of workshops with local music educator Denise Elam Dauw and the Alzheimer's Association on how music can bridge the gap of memory loss. Several branches are hosting these interactive discussions. View the full schedule...

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...

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