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Teen Tech Month

Libraries are for Making is theme for this year's Teen Tech Month. SLCL will offer a fun line-up of programs including screencasting tutorials, game design workshops, a robotics demonstration, DIY craft projects, gaming nights and more. A full list of Teen Tech Month programs can be found at www.slcl.org/teens/tech-month.

Warm Up America

St. Louisans will feel a little warmer this week thanks to a huge donation of handmade items by St. Louis County Library knitting groups. As part of the Warm Up America project, SLCL crafters donated over 2,100 handmade blankets, mittens, scarves and hats to 11 local charities. Tables were piled high with the handmade goods at the donation ceremony held at the Bridgeton Trails Branch on February 19th. This is the 7th year SLCL has...

Congressman Barney Frank Visits SLCL on 4/10

Tickets are now on sale for a special event with former congressman Barney Frank at Library HQ on April 10. Congressman Frank will discuss his new memoir "Frank: A Life in Politics" with St. Louis Public Radio Host Don Marsh. Individual tickets are $27 and include a copy of the book; $32...

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day takes place on Saturday, February 7. Multiple SLCL branches are participating in the event, offering free activities for families including visits by costume characters Llama Llama and Skippyjon Jones, story time, movies, crafts and games. A full listing of events can be found...

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...

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