What's New @ SLCL
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 over 130 albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. Learn more.
SLCL will participate in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by your local branch to receive a free comic book, while supplies last. We’ll have a selection of titles for all ages!
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.
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.
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.
The Prairie Commons Branch will celebrate the grand opening of the Children’s Discovery Patio on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. Join us and explore the new outdoor space and take home a plant. Learn more.