What's New @ SLCL
If you’re planning a vacation this summer, be sure to load up on eMedia for the trip! You can stream audiobooks, music and movies with your library card. There are several platforms to choose from–Hoopla, OverDrive and RBDigital. If you need help getting starting, call, chat or book a one-on-one session with one of our eMedia specialists. Learn more.
Patrons can now borrow a Chromebook lap top for in-library use when visiting any SLCL branch. Chromebooks can be used for easy online access for tasks such as checking email, and come equipped with a camera for video conferencing. Simply bring your library card to the circulation desk and ask a staff person for assistance.
St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch this summer every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. St. Louis MetroMarket is a mobile farmer’s market that uses a converted city bus to bring healthy foods into low-income, high need communities. Learn more.
SLCL 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. The new Meramec Valley Branch will be a full service library branch encompassing 21,000 square feet. Amenities will include a Discovery Zone for children, private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a community meeting room, a business center, a community garden, a walking path, and an outdoor reading deck. The branch is expected to be complete in early 2019.
Calling all aspiring artists and designers! SLCL is seeking creative designs from kids and teens for our Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries are due by close of business on Friday, July 13. The winning bookmarks will be professionally printed and distributed to all open branches this fall. Learn more.
SLCL and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide lunches to children again this summer. Starting June 4, nine SLCL branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00–1:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Meals will be available free of charge for children 18 and under. The summer lunch program will be offered at Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley, Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Lewis & Clark, Natural Bridge, Prairie Commons, Rock Road and Weber Road. Learn more.
This summer, SLCL is hosting a underwear and sock drive for The Little Bit Foundation. Visit any SLCL branch during May 21-August 11 to help local kids in need by donating a new pack of socks or underwear. The most needed sizes are for teen boys. Visit your local branch to learn more.
St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 21 and run through August 4. Last year over 43,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free and registration begins May 21. Learn more.