Heads up eMedia users! On June 27, OneClickdigital and Zinio will become RBdigital. You can access both collections, which feature eAudiobooks and digital magazines, through the RBdigital mobile app. If you need assistance or have questions about eMedia at the library, please call 314-994-3300. Learn more.
What's New @ SLCL
St. Louis County Library is expanding the Recycled Reads program to four St. Louis County Government offices this month. The Recycled Reads program takes surplus library materials and gives them another life by circulating them throughout the community, encouraging people to read while they wait. The Recycled Reads displays at the County Government offices will include books and magazines for children. No library card is required to borrow the materials. There are no fines or due dates. Individuals are asked to return the items whenever they’re finished to the original locale.
A total solar eclipse will fall across our region this summer. Several SLCL branches are hosting programs where you can learn more about the eclipse and how to view it safely. Special eclipse viewing glasses will be provided while supplies last. Learn more.
The renovated Bridgeton Trails Branch will reopen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. The renovated branch has several new features including private study rooms, an enhanced children's area with a family restroom, and a quiet reading room. Learn more.
SLCL and Operation Food Search are teaming up to provide lunches to children this summer at select SLCL locations. Starting June 5 through August 11, seven SLCL branches will offer a nutritious lunch along with activities for kids from 12:00–1:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Each Thursday, families will be given a bag of food for the weekend. Kids will get pizza as a special treat on Fridays. Meals will be available free of charge for children 18 and under.
Calling all aspiring artists and designers! SLCL is seeking creative designs from kids and teens for our Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries are due by close of business on Friday, July 14, 2017. The winning bookmarks will be professionally printed and distributed to all open branches this fall. Learn more.
SLCL will provide access to YourSTLCourts.com, a new web-based service that helps people navigate the municipal justice system, on all public computers starting in May 2017. YourSTLCourts puts St. Louis County Municipal Court records into one, no-cost, mobile-friendly online portal where people can easily access their traffic ticket information, rights in court, court locations, operating hours and procedures. The program also includes a text message-based notification system to remind people of their upcoming court date. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 22 and run through August 5. Last year over 47,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free and registration begins May 22. A series of Summer Reading Club kick-off parties will be offered at select branches in June. Learn more.
Play-Well and the St. Louis County Library invite you to join us at the Grant’s View Branch on Sunday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for a chance to participate in a massive St. Louis Build using LEGO. We’ll construct St. Louis landmarks out of LEGO and explore hands on architecture while learning how buildings are so strong! Learn more.
SLCL is launching a new series this month focusing on the science of food. The Kitchen Chemistry series kicks off on May 17 at Library Headquarters with a program about the science behind flavor creation. Future programs will feature topics such as food preservation and the science of ice cream (including free samples from Clementine’s!).