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Poet Laureate Billy Collins Visits SLCL

Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read from and sign his new collection of poetry on Saturday, November 1 at Library HQ. Tickets for the event are available via Brown Paper Tickets or in-person at Library HQ. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Library Foundation's award-winning author event series. 

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up month! Getting a library card is free and easy-just bring a photo ID to your local branch, or sign up online by completing this form. A St. Louis County Library card is your ticket to a world of information and entertainment...what are you waiting for?

eReader Drive

Give your old Kindle or Nook a second life! Beginning Monday, September 8, all SLCL branches will be collecting eReaders for the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Devices should be in good working order. Please include the charger with your donated device. We'll accept Kindles, Nooks, Sony eReaders and even iPads. Donated items will be repurposed and made available for someone in need. Call 314-994-3300 for more...

2014 Missouri Library of the Year

The Missouri Library Association has named St. Louis County Library the 2014 Missouri Library of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Missouri library for distinguished achievement in service. Library Director Kristen Sorth gave thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff, "I am so happy and proud that the amazing staff of the St. Louis County Library are receiving this honor." SLCL serves more than...

Activities for students at the Florissant Valley Branch

Over 150 kids, parents and even grandparents took part in activities for students at the Florissant Valley Branch last week. The branch provided art supplies, board games, LEGOs and other fun activities during the week of August 18 when school was delayed in the Ferguson Florissant District. The Magic House, was on-hand with make and take projects, and a free lunch was...

Healthy Living for Seniors

SLCL and the Mid East Area Agency on Aging will offer a new program series for seniors at select SLCL branches beginning in September. Healthy Living for Seniors will cover topics of interest to older people such as health and wellness, nutrition, scam prevention and retirement. Free lunch and transportation to the library are also being offered by the Mid East Area Agency on Aging (MEAAA.) Registration through the MEAAA is required by...

Learn about animal safety at SLCL

SLCL and the APA are teaming up to provide animal care and safety programs for kids and teens at several SLCL branches this fall. All programs are free and open to the public. View the full schedule here

After School Program at Rock Road

The Rock Road Branch will offer a free after school program for students ages 8-15 starting Monday, August 18. Students will receive homework help, a snack and participate in an activity such as yoga, a craft project, a science experiment or board games. The program runs Monday through Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 each day. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Stop by the ...

Thank you St. Louis

Over 145,000 people participated in SLCL's Summer Reading Clubs this year-a new record! The library offered reading clubs for adults, teens, kids and babies-so the whole family could read together. Thanks to all who made the clubs such a success. Remember to turn in your log and pick up your prize by Saturday, August 9. 

Library Foundation Celebrates 15 Years

The St. Louis County Library Foundation is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Special events will be scheduled throughout the fall, but mark your calendars for the big bash on Monday, November 10, 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will give a special free performance captured live on canvas by renowned plein air artist Billyo O'Donnell. Additional details will be posted as they become available...

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