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Lewis & Clark Groundbreaking

Over 100 people, including students from Riverview Gardens High School and several elected officials, attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Lewis & Clark Branch in North County on October 23, 2014. The excitement was palpable as the crowd gathered to mark the beginning this highly anticipated new library branch. The ceremony included a performance by the Riverview Gardens High School Jazz Ensemble and members of the Junior ROTC...


November is National Novel Writing Month and SLCL is celebrating with a series of workshops and write-ins starting in October. All across the country avid readers and writers are taking the challenge to write a novel in one month. SLCL wants to help you get started writing your masterpiece! Get the full schedule of events here.

The Rep

If you're planning to attend a theater production at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis this season, you can enhance the experience by checking out the resource list created by SLCL librarians. The resource list includes books, articles, music and even movies relating to each of the productions. Be sure and...

Grant's View Branch

The Your Library Renewed campaign is moving full steam ahead! Construction is now underway on the new Grant's View Branch, located at 9700 Musick Ave. in South St. Louis County. The Grant's View Branch will replace the Tesson Ferry Branch, currently located at 9920 Lin-Ferry Dr. The new branch is part of the Your Library Renewed capital improvement campaign, which was funded by a 2012 voter approved tax increase. You can view photos...

Safe Place

Kids and teens in need of help during a crisis can now visit any SLCL location and receive assistance. All 20 SLCL branches have been designated a Safe Place. Youth in need can visit the library, notify a staff member that they are in trouble, and within 20-30 minutes or less, a Safe Place volunteer will arrive to talk with the youth and transport them to an agency, if necessary, for counseling, support, a place to stay, or connect them with...

Poet Laureate Billy Collins Visits SLCL

Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins will read from and sign his new collection of poetry on Saturday, November 1 at Library HQ. Tickets for the event are available via Brown Paper Tickets or in-person at Library HQ. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Library Foundation's award-winning author event series. 

Mini-Con Madness

SLCL is hosting four mini conventions for teens each Friday in October around a variety of fun, sci-fi themes including anime, comics, fantasy and TV. Costumes are encouraged and rewarded! All Mini-Con Madness events are free and open to ages 12-18. Registration is recommended, but not required by calling 314-994-3300 or online at

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is National Library Card Sign-up month! Getting a library card is free and easy-just bring a photo ID to your local branch, or sign up online by completing this form. A St. Louis County Library card is your ticket to a world of information and entertainment...what are you waiting for?

eReader Drive

Give your old Kindle or Nook a second life! Beginning Monday, September 8, all SLCL branches will be collecting eReaders for the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Devices should be in good working order. Please include the charger with your donated device. We'll accept Kindles, Nooks, Sony eReaders and even iPads. Donated items will be repurposed and made available for someone in need. Call 314-994-3300 for more...

2014 Missouri Library of the Year

The Missouri Library Association has named St. Louis County Library the 2014 Missouri Library of the Year. The award is presented annually to a Missouri library for distinguished achievement in service. Library Director Kristen Sorth gave thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff, "I am so happy and proud that the amazing staff of the St. Louis County Library are receiving this honor." SLCL serves more than...

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