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What's New @ SLCL

Black History Month Celebration

St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Valerie Jarrett, author of “Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward” will deliver the keynote address on February 7, 2020 at Library Headquarters. Other events include dance performances, a jazz concert, a gospel celebration and more. Learn more.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

SLCL will celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Multiple SLCL branches are participating in the event, offering free activities for families throughout the day including visits by costume characters, scavenger hunts, story time, crafts and games. Learn more.

STArt @ Your Library

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.

Etsy Entrepreneurship Program

Calling all crafters! Learn how to set up an Etsy store and sell your products online. We'll walk you through all the steps during this five-week course in March. Applications will be accepted January 20-31. Learn more. 

Career Online High School

SLCL offers adults a second chance to earn their high school diploma. Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to complete their high school education and gain career training through a self-paced, supportive and accredited online education program. Scholarships are available for qualified adults. Learn more.

Fine-free in 2020

Say Goodbye to Overdue Fines

Starting in January 2020, St. Louis County Library will no longer charge fines on late materials. Eliminating fines will allow patrons greater access to all of the resources available at the library including books, DVDs, online classes, eMedia and more. Cardholders will still be responsible for returning items and paying for any lost or damaged materials. Learn more.

After School Meals Expanded to 8 Branches

The Indian Trails Branch will begin offering after school meals on January 13, 2020. The program takes place Monday-Friday at eight SLCL branches. Stop by after school and enjoy a free meal from Operation Food Search, along with fun activities for kids and teens. Meals are available free of charge for children ages 5-18.

Sensory Saturdays

Sensory Saturdays, a new program for families with children on the autism spectrum, will begin in January 2020. Sensory Saturdays will take place the second Saturday of each month from 8:00-9:00 a.m. at the Library’s three Discovery Zones located at the Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley and Meramec Valley branches. Branches offering Sensory Saturdays will open one hour early, allowing children with special needs and their families to explore the Discovery Zones and engage in special activities. Learn more.

eMedia Help

Did you get a new eReader or tablet over the holidays? SLCL offers a variety of free eMedia to download or stream including books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Learn how to download free eMedia to your device at these upcoming workshops. Learn more.    

Online Learning

Get a head start on your New Year's resolutions–sign up for an online class! SLCL offers cardholders a variety of free, online classes that are self-paced and led by expert instructors. Develop a new computer skill, learn a new language or just expand your horizons. Learn more.