Opened to the public December 22, 2015
The new Grant's View Branch replaces the Tesson Ferry Branch, which closed to the public on November 14, 2015. Tesson Ferry was the Library District's oldest branch. Opened in 1958, the building structure was deteriorating and mechanical systems were failing-making the replacement of this location a top priority. SLCL purchased a parcel of land located at 9700 Musick Rd. at Gravois for the new Grant's View Branch. The 4.29 acre site is 1.87 miles from the former Tesson Ferry Branch and a 3-minute drive.
Grant’s View is one of the largest branches in the Library District, encompassing over 37,000 square feet. The stunning new branch features a large, two-story glass atrium with comfortable seating and a café area with vending. Other highlights include an expanded, colorful children’s area with a program area and interactive displays; four quiet study rooms, new computers and an instructional lab, a dedicated teen space, and a quiet reading room. A large meeting room, seating 300+, will be available for use by community groups and businesses. The space can also be divided into two smaller meeting rooms. Green space around the branch includes a children’s garden where families can read together or attend programs, and a community garden.
View photos of the construction progress.
- Two-story facility featuring abundant natural light and plenty of comfortable seating
- Expanded children's area with a program and crafts center
- Two meeting rooms
- Computing area (including an instructional lab)
- Teen Space
- Plenty of parking
- Green space available for a community garden or outdoor programming
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, September 25 at the construction site near the intersection of Gravois and Musick Roads.