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...

The Cliff Cave Branch has been closed for renovations since January 2016. Here's what's been happening since then. The branch has a new entrance, which will be at the north end of the building. The old entrance is now a series of windows.

The renovated branch features high ceilings and a large sculptural light fixture that...

Five branches are currently closed for construction-and we're happy to share some of the updates at two of the locations.
 
The Sachs Branch closed in December and is the furthest along in the construction process. You can see photos of the renovations here. Some of the highlights include  an oversized canopy the leads...

Over 1,800 people attended the Open House at the new Grant's View Branch on Friday, March 4, 2016. Festivities included a visit by a Clydesdale, balloon art by Walt Starr and a hilarious performance by Christian the Magician. You can see photos from the Open House here....

Patrons were overjoyed to have their Rock Road Branch reopen-one woman entered the building with tears in her eyes. Another long time patron stopped after entering the building and said, "I'm just taking it all in, it looks great." The branch opened to the public on Friday, January 22 after several months of construction.
 
The transformation at the Rock Road Branch is one of the most dramatic in the first phase of construction projects at SLCL. An additional 4,...

The renovated and expanded Rock Road Branch in St. Ann will open on Friday, January 22 at 9:00 a.m. Construction on the Rock Road Branch began in the spring of 2015 and is part of a multi-year, Your Library Renewed campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. 

The transformation at the Rock Road Branch is one of the most dramatic in the first phase of construction projects at SLCL....

A long line of people waited for the doors to open at the new Grant's View Branch on December 22. Patrons were anxious to check out the new two-story South County branch, which will be one of the largest in the Library District. The opening of the branch coincided with winter break-so there was an unusually high number of kids and teens in attendance.

Once inside, people were stunned by the size of the new branch, and the amenities. Kids were immediately drawn to the colorful children...

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