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What's New @ SLCL

Holiday Food Drive

Stop by your local SLCL branch December 1-January 31, 2021 and donate to our holiday food drive benefitting Operation Food Search. The most needed items are canned meats, fish, vegetables, beans, soup and low or no sugar breakfast cereal. 

Winter Reading Challenge

St. Louis County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge kicks off December 1 and runs through January 31, 2022. All ages can participate and win prizes. Print a reading log at home or sign up online. Learn more.

Virtual Small Business and Nonprofit Expo

Join us for five days of virtual business networking and education, December 6-10, on a variety of business-critical skills and strategies including entrepreneurial mindset, business planning, marketing, and growing business with Google! Learn more.

Emergency Rental Assistance

St. Louis County residents can sign up to receive emergency rental assistance at four St. Louis County Library branches. Representatives from St. Louis County Government Emergency Rental Assistance Program, the Salvation Army and St. Patrick’s Center maintain regular scheduled hours at several local libraries. Residents can obtain other forms of assistance during these events such as help with landlord negotiations, utility assistance, translation services and housing information. Learn more

Vaccines for Kids Start November 10

St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health will offer the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 starting on November 10, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it formally recommends use of the vaccine for that age group. The Library hosts weekly COVID-19 vaccine clinics at four branches. Health insurance or proof of residency is not required. Appointments can be made at, but walk-ups will also be accepted. Consent forms for ages 5-18 must be completed in order to receive a vaccine.

Diaper Distribution at 5 Branches

St. Louis County Library is partnering with the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank to provide families in need with a supply of diapers each month at five library branches. Families can pick up a supply of appropriately sized diapers or training pants for children ages 3 and under. Learn more.

Grab & Go After School Meals

Operation Food Search provides free grab and go meals to children Monday-Friday at eight SLCL locations. Stop by after school and pick up a shelf stable meal to take home. Learn more.

NASA @ My Library

St. Louis County Library will offer a new line-up of STEAM programming starting in November as part of NASA @ My Library. Programs include special story times, a virtual program about the James Webb Telescope, and take home bags that include a STEAM-based activity and a free book. Learn more.

Weekly Vaccine Clinics at 4 Library Branches

St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health are teaming up to offer regular COVID-19 vaccine clinics at 4 library branches through the end of 2021. Vaccines will be offered at no cost on a consistent day and time every week at each location  Heath insurance or proof of residency is not required. Free transportation is available by calling 314-615-2660. Learn more.