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What's New @ SLCL

YA Poetry Contest

Calling all young adult poets! SLCL is seeking contestants for our Young Adult Poetry Contest. Poets ages 16-21 are invited to participate. Submissions will be accepted April 1-30. Winners will receive a Visa gift card and have their poem posted to the library's website. Learn more.

Early Literacy Kits

SLCL is partnering with Parents as Teachers (PAT) for a pilot program at five local school districts. The library is creating early literacy kits for PAT educators to take into the homes of their clients. Each kit contains books and interactive activities around a theme. PAT educators will use the kits to help reinforce the importance of reading and play within the home, as well as the resources available at their local library. Learn more.

SLCL Turns 70

St. Louis County Library celebrates 70 years this month! The first book was checked out on March 13, 1947 at the first SLCL branch on Woodson Road in Overland. Since then we’ve circulated millions of items and have become the busiest public library in Missouri. We enjoy bringing you innovative programs and services. Here’s to another 70 years!

Teen Tech Month

Teens and tweens can learn about robotics, coding and even create their own stop-motion video during Teen Tech Month in March at St. Louis County Library. All open SLCL branches are hosting programs, which include digital scavenger hunts, gamer nights and DIY crafts. Learn more.

Write Stuff Contest

Calling all kids and teens with a talent for creative writing! SLCL is holding a contest for young writers. Write a story that includes the line “Well, that was unexpected” and submit your original literary work between March 1-31, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. Learn more.

Science in St. Louis

The next Science in St. Louis event takes place on Tuesday, March 21 at the Indian Trails Branch. Learn about the biochemistry of drug design with experts from Washington University’s Department of Biology. The program is free and open to all ages, and will feature food and attendance prizes (including a Kindle Fire HD, tickets to area attractions and t-shirts).