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What's New @ SLCL

Savvy Senior Expo

Library Headquarters will host a Savvy Senior Expo on Friday, October 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The event will feature classes about electronic resources and devices, a gadget gallery and information from community organizations. Learn more.

Read for the Record

Help us set a reading record! All SLCL branches will participate in Jumpstart's Read for the Record–a global campaign that highlights the importance of building a child's love of reading. Stop by your local branch Thursday, October 25 for a special story time featuring "Maybe Something Beautiful" by F. Isabel Campoy and fun activities. Learn more.

Table Top Games

A variety of table top games are now available for check-out at your local branch. Titles include Catan, Star Wars Rebellion, Kingdom Builder and Karuba. The games can be checked out for 14 days. Visit your local branch to learn more.

Clothing Drive Provides Socks & Underwear for Local Kids

St. Louis County Library’s clothing drive benefiting The Little Bit Foundation provided over 5,500 donations of socks and underwear for kids and teens. The clothing drive took place during Summer Reading Club and wrapped up at the Dav Pilkey author event on September 21. The donated clothing will be distributed to students throughout St. Louis area this fall. Thanks to everyone who participated! 

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time is geared towards families with children ages 3­-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi­sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. Sensory Story Time takes place monthly at the Daniel Boone, Prairie Commons and Weber Road branches. Learn more.

Teen Read Month

SLCL will celebrate Teen Read Month in October with special programs all month long. Activities include glow in the dark parties, virtual reality programs, crafts, movies, laser tag and more. Learn more.

History & Genealogy 20th Anniversary

The History & Genealogy Department will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 29 with a day of activities and classes at Library Headquarters. An open house begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Headquarters Auditorium with tours of the department to follow. Classes of interest to family history seekers begin at 1:00 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public, but registration is required for each of the classes. Learn more.

Kindergarten Prep

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.

MetroMarket Visits Lewis & Clark

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch this fall 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