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What's Happening @ SLCL

Summer Lunches

SLCL and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. Nine SLCL branches 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. Learn more

Author Series Moves to the J

St. Louis County Library's popular author series is moving off-site this summer, when construction begins at Library Headquarters. Thanks to a partnership between SLCL and the J’s St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, many events will take place at the J’s Staenberg Family Complex in the Mirowitz Performing Arts & Banquet Center. Learn more.

Design a Bookmark Contest

Calling all aspiring artists and designers! SLCL is seeking creative designs celebrating SLCL's 75th anniversary from kids and teens for our Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries are due by close of business on Saturday, July 9, 2022. Learn more.

Disc Golf Kits Available for Check Out

Use your St. Louis County Library card to check out a disc golf kit! Each kit contains everything you need for a round–discs (driver, mid-range, putter) and a case. Kits are available to check-out for 21-days at any SLCL branch. Learn more

Headquarters Closing in May

Construction will begin this spring on a new branch to replace the current Library Headquarters building. In preparation for the project, Library Headquarters will close to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Patrons will be directed to nearby branches during construction, which is expected to last  15-18 months. The History & Genealogy Department will be temporarily relocated to the Daniel Boone Branch. The author series will be moved to an off-site location. Learn more.

May Book Project

St. Louis County Library is excited to announce a partnership with the May Book Project.

Listen Up STL Call for Submissions

St. Louis County Library is seeking original music by local musicians to stream on our website as part of the Listen Up STL collection. Submissions will be accepted from May 1-31. The Listen Up STL collection features albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. Learn more.

Literacy Tutoring

This summer, the Oasis Institute will provide free literacy tutoring for ages K-3rd grade on Tuesday–Thursday, June 14-August 4 from 9:30-12:30 a.m. and from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Call 314-994-3300 to sign up.


MetroMarket Visits

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit select branches on Saturdays in May offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. Learn more

Virtual Art Show

Celebrate the creativity of the St. Louis County Library community with a month-long virtual art exhibit, showcasing work created during the pandemic at our virtual programs. Visit the gallery online at