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Mid-County Branch Opens in September

St. Louis County Library will open the new Mid-County Branch on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. The branch is located at 7821 Maryland Ave in downtown Clayton, Missouri. The new building replaces a library branch which opened on the site in 1977.

See photos of the construction process

Opening Day at Meramec Valley

Over 2,100 people attended the grand opening of the new Meramec Valley Branch on Wednesday, May 15. The new branch is located at 1501 San Simeon Way near Fenton, MO. The previous location of the Meramec Valley Branch was the smallest branch in the Library District, measuring 2,690 square feet. The new branch is a full service library encompassing 21,000 square feet. Meramec Valley was the 17th branch to be renovated or replaced as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign

Meramec Valley Branch Opens May 15

The new Meramec Valley Branch will open on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Construction on the Meramec Valley Branch began in May 2018.

See photos of the construction process

The new Meramec Valley Branch is located at 1501 San Simeon Way, St. Louis MO 63026.

The new branch will replace the former Meramec Valley Branch, located at 625 New Smizer Mill Road in Fenton. The old location will close on April 27, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Thornhill Branch Opening Day

The new Thornhill Branch opened on February 13, 2019. Over 1,800 patrons visited the new branch on opening day, checking out 3,000+ items. The Thornhill Branch is the 16th location to be renovated or replaced as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. Construction is currently underway at two other locations: Mid-County and Meramec Valley. These branches are expected to reopen in 2019.

Plans for New History & Genealogy Center and Administrative Building Announced

Plans were announced in December 2018 for a new 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 building. 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.

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