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Construction Begins on New Meramec Valley Branch This Fall

We're happy to announce that construction on a new library to replace the Meramec Valley Branch will begin in the fall of 2017. A seven-acre parcel of land has been purchased at 1501 San Simeon Way, the former site of Marshall’s Nursery, in unincorporated St. Louis County. 

The new branch will replace the Meramec Valley Branch, located at 625 New Smizer Mill Road in Fenton. The current location is 2,690 square feet, the smallest in the Library District. The branch will remain open during construction.

Discovery Zones Coming to Florissant Valley & Daniel Boone

When the Florissant Valley and Daniel Boone branches reopen later this year, their lower levels will be converted entirely to spaces for children, including new Discovery Zones. The Discovery Zones will make the branches true “destination locations” with engaging, interactive, educational, fun features as well as traditional library resources and programs.

New Sunday Hours Offered at Two Branches

The Grand Glaize and Prairie Commons branches will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting January 8, 2017. Currently, three branches are closed for construction, including two that offered Sunday hours. We're offering additional Sunday hours at Grand Glaize and Prairie Commons to help ease the inconvenience of these closures. Visit www.slcl.org/branches for additional information about hours and locations.

To learn more about the Your Library Renewed construction projects, visit www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed.

Phase II Underway

Three branches are now closed for construction: Bridgeton Trails, Daniel Boone and Florissant Valley. Closing a library is no small feat, but SLCL staffers have the process down to a science having closed and reopened 11 new or renovated library branches in the past two years.