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What's New @ SLCL

Winter Reading Challenge

St. Louis County Library’s Winter Reading Challenge kicks off December 1 and runs through January 31, 2020. Participants can track their reading online or by using a paper log, available at all SLCL branches. Learn more.

Listen Up STL Collection Expands

The Listen Up STL collection is growing! Over 170 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.

Personalized Reading

Not sure what to read next? Try our personalized reading service! Tell us what you like to read and our librarians will send you a list of 3-5 titles in approximately one week. Learn more.

Small Business Resources

Entrepreneurs can save over $13,000 a year by using small business resources at the library­! We provide free access to databases to help business owners build mailing lists, conduct market research and explore grants. Plus, we offer programs on a variety of useful topics such as how to write a business plan, marketing basics and branding. 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. 

Research Made Easy

The Catalog + Research feature on our website makes searching easy! Enter your search topic and find books, DVDs and audiobooks, as well as eMedia and research information from SLCL’s databases and online newspapers. If you are outside a library building, you must log into your patron account in order to access the Catalog + Research feature. Learn more.

eBook Embargo

Due to restrictions by Macmillan, the publisher of authors like Nora Roberts, J.D. Robb, Louise Penny, and Nnedi Okorafor, library eBook availability has changed effective November 1, 2019. St. Louis County Library will only be allowed to purchase one eBook copy of all new Macmillan books. Additional copies will not be made available to SLCL for purchase until eight weeks after the publication date.


Celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at SLCL in November. All across the country, individuals are taking the challenge to write a novel in one month. SLCL will support participants with writing workshops and write­-ins at several branch locations. Learn more.

Kindergarten Prep

Find out what you and your child need to know before starting kindergarten-attend a Kindergarten Prep workshop at SLCL! Kindergarten Prep focuses on the skills necessary for a successful first year in school, such as cooperation, socialization and listening. Families who participate in the workshop will receive a bag with school supplies and a free book. Learn more.

Flipster Digital Magazines

Get all your favorite magazines for free using Flipster. Titles 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.