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What's New @ SLCL

We Stories Discussion Kits

We Stories Discussion Kits help families discuss issues of race and cultural diversity. The kits include 4­6 different books, interactive activities and a discussion guide. Each kit is centered on a different theme such as, "Everybody Counts," "Girl Power," "Celebrating the Skin You're In" and "Who are the People in Your Neighborhood." Learn more.


Born to Read Parties

If you have a child born in January, February or March of 2017 your child is invited to a very special 1st birthday party. Parents and children who attend will receive a free book to take home, courtesy of the library’s Born to Read program. The parties will feature snacks, stories and fun activities for parents and kids. Learn more.

Sunday Hours at Bridgeton Trails

The Bridgeton Trails Branch will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 4, 2018. Currently, three branches are closed for construction, including one that offered Sunday hours. We're offering additional Sunday hours at the Bridgeton Trails Branch to help ease the inconvenience of these closures. Visit for additional information about hours and locations.

Sensory Story Time

Sensory Story Time is geared towards families with children ages 3­-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multi­sensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. Sensory Story Time takes place monthly at the Prairie Commons and Weber Road branches. Learn more.

Parent Packs

Parent Packs offer parents and caregivers quick access to topics that kids (and adults) have questions about. Each pack contains books and other information on topics such as the “First Day of School,” “Death,” “Potty Training,” “Friendship” and “Where do Babies Come From.” Parent Packs are available at six locations, and can be checked out for two weeks. Learn more.

STArt @ Your Library

Looking for a way to make steam activities fun for you and your child? Check out STArt @ Your Library–a year long program series featuring a variety of fun, hands-on science, technology and art programs for kids. Learn more.

Borrow a Telescope

Winter is a great time to borrow a telescope from the library. Any SLCL adult cardholder can check-out a telescope for seven days. Telescopes come with instructions and hints on where to look for various constellations. To request a telescope, visit the circulation desk at your local branch or call 314-994-3300. Learn more.

Black History Month Celebration

St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Judge Jimmie Edwards will deliver this year’s keynote address on February 23 at Library Headquarters. Other events include dance performances by Gentleman of Vision and the Pinx Academy of Dance, a jazz concert, a gospel celebration and more. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

SLCL Receives 4­ Star Rating by Library  Journal

St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four ­star library in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for the fourth consecutive year. SLCL is the only library in the St. Louis area to be included in the index this year, and one of six in the state of Missouri. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in four major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.

eMedia @ Your Library

Did you get a new eReader or tablet over the holidays? SLCL offers a variety of free eMedia to download or stream including books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Learn how to download free eMedia to your device at these upcoming workshops. Learn more.