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.
Each branch took approximately two days to close. Staff boxed up over 167,000 items from the three branches. Books and other library materials were then moved into a large storage facility for safekeeping during the renovation process. See photos of moving day.
While patrons will miss their home branch during the temporary closure, there are other library locations nearby that patrons can visit.
The Bridgeton Trails and Florissant Valley branches will be closed for 6-9 months. The Daniel Boone Branch will be closed for approximately 12 months. This timeline is subject to change.
Several exciting new features will be introduced at the renovated branches such as private study rooms, family restrooms, quite reading areas and collaborative work spaces. The Florissant Valley and Daniel Boone branches will both have an entire floor dedicated to children's services. Renovated locations will also receive new furniture and carpeting, new public computers and plenty of comfortable seating.
To learn more about the Your Library Renewed projects, visit www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed.