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Plans for New History & Genealogy Center and Administrative Building Announced

Plans were announced in December 2018 for two new buildings–a History & Genealogy Center and an Administrative Building. St. Louis County Library has purchased approximately 6 acres near the intersection of Clayton Road and Spoede Road in Frontenac, Missouri for the new buildings. Construction is scheduled to begin in late 2019. The timeline is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors. 

Grand Glaize Branch Opens in September

The renovated and expanded Grand Glaize Branch will open on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Construction on the Grand Glaize Branch began in the fall of 2017. The project is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District.

See photos of the construction process.

Construction Begins on New Meramec Valley Branch

St. Louis County Library broke ground on the new Meramec Valley Branch on May 30, 2018. The new branch will be located at 1501 San Simeon Way in unincorporated St. Louis County. The seven-acre site was previously home to Marshall’s Nursery, but has been cleared in preparation for construction to begin. Attendees gathered under a large tent to hear Library Director Kristen Sorth speak about the new branch. “Staff and patrons have been eagerly awaiting the new Meramec Valley Branch, and they won’t be disappointed.

Your Library Renewed Renovations Continue This Fall

Another round of renovations will begin this fall at three locations as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. To date, 14 branches have been renovated or replaced as part of Your Library Renewed, a multi-year capital campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. Phase II continues in fall and winter 2017, when three branches close for construction: Grand Glaize, Mid-County and Thornhill. Details about the projects can be found at www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed.

Renovated and Expanded Daniel Boone Branch Reopens October 25th

St. Louis County Library will open the renovated and expanded Daniel Boone Branch on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. The renovated branch has an additional 10,000 square feet that includes a Discovery Zone for children, collection space, a quiet reading room, a program room and comfortable seating areas. Construction on the Daniel Boone Branch began in November 2016 and is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District.

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.

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