St. Louis County Library broke ground on the new Meramec Valley Branch on May 30. 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 Blog
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.
St. Louis County Library will open the renovated and expanded Daniel Boone Branch on Wednesday, October 25 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.
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.
The renovated Bridgeton Trails Branch will reopen on June 13 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign.
Construction on the Bridgeton Trails Branch began in October 2016 and is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District.
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.
The three branches currently closed for construction are making big progress! We expect to reopen the Bridgeton Trails and Florissant Valley branches this summer, the Daniel Boone Branch will reopen in the fall. Check out photos of the construction progress.
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.
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.
The Your Library Renewed campaign has reached a major milestone! Eleven new and renovated branches are now complete, marking the end of Phase 1. Construction began in 2014, which means 11 projects were completed in just under two years.