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Learn Chess at the Library

Press Release

Monday, August 26, 2019 - 2:52p.m.

St. Louis County Library and the Saint Louis Chess Club are teaming up to provide free chess instruction at seven library branches starting in September 2019. The program is open to kids ages 5-18.

The game of chess helps young people learn to concentrate, think logically, develop problem-solving skills, spot patterns and categorize information. Many educators consider chess a valuable and engaging activity that helps young people develop STEM skills.

Instructors from Saint Louis Chess Club will visit seven SLCL branches once a week to offer chess instruction. A schedule follows.

Jamestown Bluffs - Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Daniel Boone - Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Thornhill - Thursdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Florissant Valley - Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Natural Bridge - Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lewis and Clark -Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Grant's View - Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

The Saint Louis Chess Club is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures. Visit to learn more.

For more information about chess instruction at the library please visit