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Pollinator Palace Workshops

Pollinators help keep flowers blooming and veggies growing. Learn how to build an insect hotel to attract pollinators to your garden by attending an upcoming Pollinator Palace workshop presented by Perennial. Several branches are hosting the workshops this fall....

Young Adult Poetry Contest 2016

SLCL is looking for poets to participate in our Young Adult Poetry Contest beginning September 1, 2016. The contest is open to individuals ages 16-21 with a valid St. Louis County Library borrower's card. First and second place winners will receive a gift card, and the winning poems will be posted on the library's website. Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2016. Learn...

Natural Bridge Branch Reopens September 14

The renovated Natural Bridge Branch will reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. The branch is home to the new Emerson Technology Center-an after-hours computer lab. Other updates include a new children's area sponsored by Cardinals Care; two community meetings rooms; a vibrant teen space; three private study rooms; and a quiet reading room....

Phase II Closures Announced

Phase II of the Your Library Renewed campaign will begin in October when three branches close for construction. The following branches will close at 5:00 p.m. on the dates listed: Daniel Boone will close on October 8; Bridgeton Trails will close on October 22; and Florissant Valley will close on October 29. Patrons will be directed to nearby branches during the temporary closures....

 2016 Free Lunch Program Sets a New Record

SLCL distributed over 12,000 free meals this summer! This is a new record for the free lunch program, which started in 2013. Six SLCL branches participated in the program in 2016, which ran from June 6-August 12. Thanks to our sponsors St. Louis County Library Foundation, Nature's Bakery and the Staenberg Family Foundation. The free lunch program was presented in partnership with Operation Food Search. 

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Starting August 15, families can pick up a special 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading log at all open SLCL branches. The program encourages parents and caregivers to read 1000 books with their young children before they enter kindergarten. Stickers and prizes will be awarded as reading milestones are reached. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate, a free book and a bag with school supplies. ...

Chipotle Hosts Born to Read Fundraiser on August 9, 2016

St. Louis area Chipotle restaurants will host a fundraiser for the Born to Read program on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. On that day, Chipotle will donate 50% of qualifying purchases made between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. to the Born to Read program. All you have to do is show a copy of the flyer (available at all SLCL branches) or just tell the cashier you want to support the cause....

Grand Glaize Offers Curbside Service

Patrons can now pick up their holds curbside at the Grand Glaize Branch! Starting August 2, 2016, patrons can call ahead and ask to pick up their holds curbside. Patrons interested in using this service should park in the designated spot in the Grand Glaize parking lot and call 314-994-3300 and ask to pick up their holds. 

We Are St. Louis
We Are St. Louis is a new series that explores the wide variety of identities, cultures and ethnicities that call the Gateway City home. These engaging programs are designed for adult audiences and will include history, dance, musical performances, interactive workshops and more. The first We Are St. Louis event will be held on...
Daniel Boone Branch Celebrates 50th Anniversary

The Daniel Boone Branch is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in August. To mark the occasion, the branch is hosting a series of special events including musical performances, trivia and a birthday ball for kids. Learn more

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