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New Sunday Hours at Two Branches Start January 2017

The Grand Glaize and Prairie Commons branches will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting January 8, 2017Currently, three...

We Are St. Louis Explores American Indian Heritage on 12/12 at Library HQ

St. Louis County Library's We Are St. Louis series will explore American Indian heritage on Monday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Library Headquarters. Emily Jaycox of the Missouri Historical Society and Joe Harl of Archaeological Research Center of St. Louis will discuss the prehistory and history of St. Louis area, highlighting places with American Indian connections, both...

Grant & Business Expo at Library HQ December 9, 2016 1pm

If you are a nonprofit or small business owner or are aspiring to be one, don't miss this networking opportunity at Library HQ on December 9th! The Grant & Business Expo will feature over 15 local organizations with information and resources for entrepreneurs....

2016/2017 Winter Reading Club at SLCL

SLCL's Winter Reading Club starts December 1 and will run through February 28, 2017. Last year over 45,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. All ages are invited to participate. Registration begins December 1; simply stop by any open St. Louis County Library branch to sign-up. Learn more

Gift of Reading Program Expands to include Normandy 7th & 8th Grade Center

The Gift of Reading program recently expanded to include Normandy 7th & 8th Grade Center. Every month, students visit the Natural Bridge Branch where they participate in a book discussion, then choose a free book to take home. To date, over 400 free books have been distributed! The Gift of Reading program is made possible by the St. Louis County Library Foundation....

2016 Holiday Food Drive at SLCL now thru December 31

Tis the season to give back! Stop by your local SLCL branch now through December 31, 2016 and donate to our holiday food drive benefitting Operation Food Search. The most needed items are canned meats, fish, vegetables, beans, soup and low or no sugar breakfast cereal. Last year we collected over 7,500 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of our staff and patrons. 

Sweet Reads Visits Bangert Park Monday from 1-3pm

The Sweet Reads bookmobile will be visiting Bangert Park every Monday from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. while the Florissant Valley Branch is closed for renovations. The Sweet Reads bookmobile offers a variety of books for all ages, free wi-fi and friendly staff. Bangert Park is located next door to the Florissant Valley Branch at 275 S New Florissant Rd. Please call 314-994-3300 to learn more.

Science in STL-fall 2016 programs

Science in St. Louis is back for another round of informative programs this fall and winter. SLCL branches will host sessions with local researchers on topics including energy storage, fighting antibiotic resistance superbugs and zoo conservation. The programs are free and open to all, and will feature food and attendance prizes (including a Kindle Fire HD, tickets to area attractions and t-shirts)....

SLCL Receives 4-Star Rating by Library Journal

St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four-star library in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for the third consecutive year. SLCL is the only library in the St. Louis area to be included in the index this year, and one of six in the state of Missouri. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in four major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet...

Career Paths in Construction for Teens

Teens can learn about a career in the construction industry this fall at SLCL. Four branches are holding workshops for teens to engage with a panel of industry professionals and learn about apprenticeships and other career opportunities, as well as the future of technology in the industry. Learn more.

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