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St. Louis County Library will continue to support the community by enriching minds, enhancing lives and expanding perspectives with the new 2023–2026 Strategic Plan as our guide. The 2023 budget reflects several important areas of focus including our employees, our collection, and on meeting people where they are by providing library services outside of our walls. The Library will offer a new parental leave benefit as well as a better pension benefit for employees. New recruitment and retention efforts will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion as we work with an outside consultant to review our HR policies and procedures. Collection expenditures will increase, specifically to purchase more e-materials in high demand by our patrons. Finally, we will begin updating our fleet of aging bookmobiles to high-tech mobile units that can bring library services to the community. Additional projects in the 2023 Library Budget include the addition of social workers to assist individuals and families at our libraries, new dynamic programs, construction of the new Clark Family Branch, and increased marketing and promotion to build community awareness of library services. 

We look forward to the continued support of our patrons and the region in 2023 as we advance our values of excellence in customer service, lifelong learning, support of youth, community engagement and integrity.

Kristen L. Sorth
Director and CEO