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What's New @ SLCL

Listen Up STL Collection Expands

The Listen Up STL collection is growing! Over 190 albums are now available for streaming with your library card. The Listen Up STL collection features albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. Learn more.

Pride Month

St. Louis County Library will celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with special programming throughout June. Events include rainbow story time, film and book discussions, dance parties, pride-themed craft programs and more. Learn more.

2019 Summer Lunches

SLCL and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide lunches to children again this summer. Starting June 3, nine SLCL branches will 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. The summer lunch program will be offered at Bridgeton Trails, Florissant Valley, Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs, Lewis & Clark, Natural Bridge, Prairie Commons, Rock Road and Weber Road. Learn more.

MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach

It’s never too late to learn to read! St. Louis County Library offers adults the opportunity to learn how to read or improve their reading skills through the MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach program. Learn more. 

Children's Garden Opens at Thornhill Branch

The new children’s garden at the Thornhill Branch will open to the public on Thursday, May 23, 2019. There will be an outdoor story time at 10:30 a.m., followed by a ribbon-cutting at 11:00 a.m. Families can access the enclosed space directly from the children’s area of the library. The outdoor area includes interactive features that kids will enjoy including art easels, oversized musical instruments (drums and xylophones), and a flower shaped play structure. Learn more.

Meramec Valley Branch Opens May 15

The new Meramec Valley Branch will open on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. The new branch is located at 1501 San Simeon and features a Discovery Zone for kids, an outdoor reading deck, private study rooms, a community meeting room and other amenities. The old location at 625 New Smizer Mill Road will close to the public at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Learn more.

Flipster Digital Magazines

Get all your favorite magazines for free using Flipster. New titles added this month include Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart Living, Rachael Ray Every Day and more. All you need is your library card and a device to get started. Learn more.

 

MetroMarket Visits Lewis & Clark

St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch every Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. starting May 2 offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. The kick-off event on May 2 will feature cooking demonstrations by Red Circle, including a make-your-own salad bar; a chance to win $500 vouchers from MissouriCare; and a visit from the People’s Health Center mobile clinic­ which provides free insurance education, blood pressure screenings, eye exams and behavioral health information.

Check Out a Puzzle

Puzzles are now available for 14-day check out. Visit your local branch to see what’s available. We are also accepting donations of new or like-new puzzles. Please see staff for more information.

Children’s Book Week

Celebrate Children's Book Week at the library during April 29-May 5. Activities include a visit from bestselling author of the Pandava series Roshani Chokshi, an opportunity to meet the title character from the Mother Bruce series, storytelling sessions, book-inspired crafts, scavenger hunts and more. Learn more.

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