St. Louis County Library will open the renovated Bridgeton Trails Branch 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. The Bridgeton Trails Branch is the first of three renovated branches to reopen this year. Florissant Valley will reopen in July. The Daniel Boone Branch will reopen in September.
The Bridgeton Trails Branch is located at 3455 McKelvey Rd. in Bridgeton, MO.
Visitors to the Bridgeton Trails Branch will first notice the new plaza with native plantings at the entrance to the branch. Once inside, a large circulation desk welcomes patrons. The enhanced children’s area features a colorful, red entryway. Kid-sized shelving, called browsing bins, allows children to more easily select their own books. The space also features special furniture for families to read and do activities together, as well as a family restroom. Teens will have a designated space also, with bold furniture. Two private study rooms have been added to the branch, as well as a quiet reading room, a laptop bar, a business center with fax, copy and scanning machines, and a vending area. A revamped community meeting room with a projector, sound system and white board will be available for use by individuals and organizations. New shelving, furniture and carpeting has been installed throughout the branch.
The renovated Bridgeton Trails Branch was designed by Bond Architects. The project’s budget was $2.5 million and was funded by proceeds from a 2012 tax initiative.
SLCL is in the second phase of the Your Library Renewed campaign. At the end of 2017, SLCL will have renovated or replaced 14 of its 20 branches. Construction will continue this fall with at the following branches: Mid-County, Grand Glaize and Meramec Valley. The timeline is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors.
More details about the construction projects can be found at www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed. Please contact Jennifer McBride, Communications Manager at 314-994-3300 ext. 2250 for media inquiries about the Your Library Renewed campaign.