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Preschool 'Appiness Workshop

SLCL is offering an innovative new workshop series called Preschool 'Appiness at multiple locations. Parents and caretakers will learn about the best new early-literacy apps that help preschoolers learn while having fun. The workshop will also explore ways to make "phone time" an interactive experience, rather than a solo activity. Children are invited to attend the program with their parents or caretakers. SLCL will...

Digital Bookmobile Visit

The Digital Bookmobile National Tour stops by Library HQ on Monday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Readers of all ages will learn how to access eBooks from SLCL through interactive demonstrations and instructional videos. The Digital Bookmobile will also feature a gadget gallery to help visitors discover portable devices that are compatible with the library's download service. Learn more about the event...

SLCL Named Top Work Place

SLCL has been named a Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for a third year in a row. The Top Workplace designation was made after library staff were surveyed by Workplace Dynamics, an independent research company. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "We want our employees to be happy and to love their job. The mission of the St. Louis County Library has an impact on this. As library...

Sweet Reads
St. Louis County Library will expand the Sweet Reads mobile delivery service this summer to additional locations in North County. The Sweet Reads van will visit the locations listed below on Monday-Friday beginning June 9. The van will feature a variety of books for all ages, as well as registration information for summer reading clubs. Those who sign up for summer reading club can return their log sheets to the Sweet Reads van and...
Free Lunches at SLCL

St. Louis County Library and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide free lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. The free lunch program will begin on June 2 at the Florissant Valley and Weber Road branches. The Rock Road Branch will offer the program beginning June 3. Participating branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Meals will...

Chris Colfer Visits SLCL on July 15

Bestselling author and TV star, Chris Colfer will visit St. Louis County Library Headquarters on Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. Colfer will be at the library to promote the third book in his Land of Stories series, "A Grimm Warning." Additional details will be announced closer to the event. 

Battle of the Bands

Battle of the Bands is back! Teens can enter their band into the contest starting May 26 through June 8. Contest rules are available here. The public will vote online for their favorite entry during June 11-29. The three bands with the most votes, plus two critics' choices, will be the five finalists to compete at the Battle of the Bands on Saturday, July 12 at Library...

Summer Reading Club

SLCL's popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 12 and run through August 2. Last year over 120,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free and registration begins May 12. Visit www.slcl.org/summer-reading-clubs for more information....

Children's Book Week

SLCL will celebrate Children's Book Week during May 12-18 with a series of fun events for kids and families including a visit from Curious George, special story times, puppet performances and more. A complete list of events can be found here. All programs are free and open to the public. 

Hoopla

Starting May 5, SLCL cardholders can instantly stream movies, television shows, music and audiobooks using a new service called hoopla. Patrons can download and stream up to 10 titles per month on their tablets, phones and computers with internet access (data rates may apply.) All items are available immediately; no waiting list necessary. When the due date arrives, the item will be checked back in automatically, thereby eliminating...

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