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Grant's View Branch

The Your Library Renewed campaign is moving full steam ahead! Construction is now underway on the new Grant's View Branch, located at 9700 Musick Ave. in South St. Louis County. The Grant's View Branch will replace the Tesson Ferry Branch, currently located at 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr. The new branch is part of the Your Library Renewed capital improvement campaign, which was funded by a 2012 voter approved tax increase. You can view photos...

Safe Place

Kids and teens in need of help during a crisis can now visit any SLCL location and receive assistance. All 20 SLCL branches have been designated a Safe Place. Youth in need can visit the library, notify a staff member that they are in trouble, and within 20-30 minutes or less, a Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and transport them to an agency, if necessary, for counseling, support, a place to stay, or connect them with...

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. 

Mini-Con Madness

SLCL is hosting four mini conventions for teens each Friday in October around a variety of fun, sci-fi themes including anime, comics, fantasy and TV. Costumes are encouraged and rewarded! All Mini-Con Madness events are free and open to ages 12-18. Registration is recommended, but not required by calling 314-994-3300 or online at

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

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