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Black History Celebration

SLCL will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Award-winning broadcaster and author Tavis Smiley will kick-off the festivities on Saturday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at Library Headquarters. Additional Back History programming will include a performance by the Black Rep, a jazz concert by saxophonist Rhoda G, a gospel celebration, dance performances, storytelling and more. All events are free and open to...

Half Price Books Donates to Sweet Reads

Thanks to Half Price Books for their support of the Sweet Reads program. To date, the bookstore has donated over 15,000 new books to the library's Sweet Reads program. Sweet Reads began in 2013 as a partnership with the Hazelwood School District, bringing library materials to underserved neighborhoods in North St. Louis County. Sweet Reads has been so successful, that SLCL expanded the program to year-round service and include more...

Four Branches Close for Renovations

The first wave of branch renovations are almost here! SLCL will temporarily close four branches starting in February. Below is a list of closing dates. Please review these Frequently Asked Questions or give us a call at 314-994-3300 if you need further assistance. There's more detailed information about the closures on the...

Kindergarten Prep

Getting ready for kindergarten involves more than learning to count and knowing the alphabet. Give your child a head start, register for the Kindergarten Prep workshop being held at the Florissant Valley Branch in January and February. SLCL will provide attendees with a checklist to know what signs indicate kindergarten readiness and provide tips on how to strengthen the required skills. Families will receive free school supplies at the...

In the Know

SLCL will begin a new program series in January designed to help teens gain skills to transition to adulthood. The series is called In the Know @ Your Library and will explore topics such as budgeting, interview tips, how to buy your first car and more. A full program schedule is available here. The series is free and open to the public, but registration may be required...

Born to Read

St. Louis County Library is partnering with area hospitals to make sure new parents know about the importance of early literacy. Starting in January, the new Born to Read program will provide new parents at four area hospitals with a bag of library goodies-including a book, a bath toy, an activity calendar and instructions on how to receive a library card. Parents will also receive an invitation to celebrate their child's...

STArt @ Your Library

St. Louis County Library will introduce a new program series for kids and teens focusing on science, technology and art called STArt @ Your Library beginning in January 2015. The series will offer fun and interactive activities like How to Make 3D photos, Math with Clifford, Electronic Investigators and Instant Improv. STArt @ Your Library programs are free and open to the public, but some may require registration. A full program schedule is...

Upcoming Branch Renovations & Temporary Closures

As part of the Your Library Renewed campaign, four branches will close temporarily for renovations in February 2015. Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Rock Road and Weber Road will all close for approximately six months during renovations (the Rock Road Branch is expected to be closed for nine months). The upgrades taking place at these locations will include the addition of family restrooms, private study...

Crafts & games at the library

SLCL will offer games, crafts, movies and special performances this week for students in North St. Louis County. Florissant Valley, Lewis & Clark and Natural Bridge will have activity rooms open from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Tuesday & Wednesday, with crafts, games, movies, reading materials and more. Plus, a series of special performances have been scheduled with some of St. Louis' favorite entertainers each day...

Billyo O'Donnell

You can now own a limited edition print of the incredible painting Billyo O'Donnell created at the Library Foundation's 15th anniversary event with the St. Louis Symphony. Prints are available in two sizes-11×14 and 20×24-and are signed by Billyo. These make unique holiday gifts for the music and/or art lover. Please contact Jim Bogart for further information at 314-994-3300 ext. 2156 or ...

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