Kids ages 10-14 can learn basic coding skills and take home a free Chromebook as part of the Coding 101 program. The lottery for the next eight-week session opens December 10 and closes on December 30, 2018. Learn more.
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The St. Louis County Library Foundation is hosting its third annual Online Holiday Auction from December 7-14. These items make great last minute holiday gifts! Proceeds from the auction will benefit St. Louis County Library's literacy programs. Learn more.
Find out what you and your child need to know before starting kindergarten-attend a Kindergarten Prep workshop at SLCL! Kindergarten Prep focuses on the skills necessary for a successful first year in school, such as cooperation, socialization and listening. Families who participate in the workshop will receive a bag with school supplies and a free book. Learn more.
Stop by your local SLCL branch now through December 31, 2018 and donate to our holiday food drive benefitting Operation Food Search. The most needed items are canned meats, fish, vegetables, beans, soup and low or no sugar breakfast cereal. Last year we collected over 5,400 pounds of food thanks to the generosity of our staff and patrons.
St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four star library in the 2018 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for the fifth consecutive year. SLCL is one of six star libraries in the state of Missouri. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in five major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, circulation of electronic material and public Internet computer use. The ranking is based on statistics from 2016, when SLCL circulated over 13.6 million items despite having six branches closed for part of the year.
St. Louis County Library’s annual Winter Reading Club kicks off December 1, 2018 and runs through February 28, 2019. Last year over 52,000 people participated in the club, which offers fun programs and reading opportunities for the whole family. Participants can track their reading online or by using a paper log, available at all SLCL branches. Learn more.
Use your library card to stream your favorite films! Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku. Learn more.
Library Headquarters is hosting a Small Business and Nonprofit Expo for aspiring business owners and nonprofits on Friday, November 30 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. The free event will feature classes on topics such as social media marketing, writing a business plan, grant writing and more. There will also be a free legal help clinic, door prizes and an opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and local agencies. Learn more.
Looking for a way to make steam activities fun for you and your child? Check out STArt @ Your Library–a year long program series featuring a variety of fun, hands-on science, technology and art programs for kids. Learn more.