The Natural Bridge Branch opened its doors to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Patrons were treated to free cookies and coffee while they explored the new space. Staff, local VIPs, and donors were on hand for the three scheduled ribbon cuttings. The first was outside, celebrating the opening of the branch and the contributions of the Cardinals Care program. Fredbird was in attendance and he seemed very excited about the opening, reading books, giving hi-fives, hugs,...

The first phase of the Your Library Renewed campaign will wrap up in September 2016, when three renovated branches reopen to the public.
 
Natural Bridge opens on September 14
Cliff Cave opens on September 21
Prairie Commons opens on September 28.
 
Details about the projects can be found at www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed.
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SLCL is nearly finished with the first phase of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Eleven new or renovated branches will be completed by the end of September 2016. Phase II will begin in fall 2016, when three branches close for construction. The following locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on the date listed below.
 
Bridgeton Trails: October 22, 2016
Florissant Valley: October 29, 2016
Daniel Boone: November 5, 2016
 
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September will see three renovated branches reopen to the pubic, starting with the Natural Bridge Branch on Wednesday, September 14 at 9:00 a.m.
 
 
The Natural Bridge Branch is home to the new Emerson Technology Center-an after-hours computer lab. The lab contains 26 public computers and will be...
The Samuel C. Sachs Branch reopened to the public on Wednesday, July 27. Staff gathered with members of the Library Board and local officials to welcome patrons back to the branch. See photos from the reopening
 
There were smiles all around as patrons entered the renovated branch. Many had been commuting to Daniel Boone during the closure, and...
The renovated Oak Bend Branch will reopen on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Construction on the Oak Bend Branch began in the January 2016.
 
 
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SLCL is preparing to open five branches this fall-Samuel C. Sachs will open on July 27, 2016, followed by Oak Bend in August. The Natural Bridge, Cliff Cave and Prairie Commons branches will open in September and October.
 
As Phase One of the Your Library Renewed campaign wraps up, construction will begin on Phase Two starting this fall. Three branches will close for construction in October and November 2016: Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley and Bridgeton Trails...
Good news for West County residents! The renovated Samuel C. Sachs Branch in Chesterfield will reopen on Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00 a.m. 
 
Construction on the Sachs Branch began in the December 2015 and is part of multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. The Sachs Branch is the first of five locations to re-open this summer and fall.
 
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Big changes are coming to the Natural Bridge Branch, which has been closed for construction since January. Natural Bridge will be home to a new after-hours computer lab-the first for the Library District. The after-hours section of the building will include restrooms and vending, as well as a fax, scan and copy station. Library staff will be available in the lab to assist patrons. The Children's Area of the branch will feature a large graphic of the St. Louis baseball skyline, along with kid...

Taking inspiration from nature (and the community garden located at this branch), organic, playful shapes will take center stage inside the renovated Prairie Commons Branch. Some of the changes include a new ceiling design with curved and textured components that will be present in the main area of the branch, and will carry through to both the Teen and Children's Areas. The color palette in the main collection area will be clean and crisp with accents of blues and greys. New, comfortable...

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