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What's New @ SLCL

Internship Opportunity

High school students entering their junior and senior year in the fall of 2018 are invited to apply for the Inclusive Internship Initiative at St. Louis County Library. This paid, 10-week summer internship will provide a behind the scenes look at library operations and the chance to execute a project impacting real-life library services. Learn more. 

Hip Hop Architecture Camp

SLCL will host a Hip Hop Architecture Camp this summer at the Natural Bridge Branch for youth ages 11-14. The camp will take place Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. During the camp, participants will be paired with architects, urban planners, designers and hip hop artists to design a unique vision for their communities. They will also participate in an architectural design competition and a rap battle for prizes. The camp is free and lunch is provided. Applications will be accepted May 1-21.

Celebrating Poetry

In celebration of National Poetry Month, adults 18+ are invited to submit their original poems for inclusion in the inaugural St. Louis County Library poetry compilation. The compilation will appear in the SELF-e Indie Missouri, an online collection of works available to all participating Missouri libraries, available in SLCL’s eMedia collection. Learn more.

Read While You Ride!

St. Louis County Library is teaming up with the St. Louis Promise Zone and Metro Transit to bring community library boxes to four transit locations throughout the region. The boxes will be stocked with novels, children’s books and magazines that transit riders can pick up to enjoy while they ride MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride. No library card is required, and there is no cost, no fines or due dates. Borrowers are asked to simply return the materials to a community library box when they are finished.

Computer Classes

SLCL offers a variety of free computer classes for all skill levels. Our trained instructors can help you learn basic word processing, or more advanced skills like Excel and PowerPoint. Learn more.

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are now available for in-library use. These devices will help keep your little one entertained while you use the library. Just ask at the Circulation Desk. 

Chess Lessons

The Saint Louis Chess Club will offer free group chess instruction to kids ages 5-18 at three SLCL branches starting in March. The chess lessons will coincide with the library’s after school meals program, which takes place at the Lewis & Clark, Natural Bridge and Weber Road branches. Learn more.

Sci-finders Kits

Sci-finders kits contain everything parents and kids need to engage in hands-on activities at home. Each kit comes equipped with learning activities and experiments centered on a variety of science and technology topics. Learn more.

Lewis & Clark Offers After School Meals

Starting February 26, the Lewis & Clark Branch will be the third location to offer after school meals. Operation Food Search provides a healthy grab and go light meal to children Monday-Friday at the Lewis & Clark, Weber Road and Natural Bridge branches. Stop by after school and enjoy a free meal along with activities for kids and teens, such as LEGOs, crafts and movies. Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 5-18. Learn more.