SLCL will begin construction on a new library to replace the Meramec Valley Branch in late 2017 or early 2018. A seven-acre parcel of land has been purchased at 1501 San Simeon Way, the former site of Marshall’s Nursery, in unincorporated St. Louis County. The project is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. Learn more.
What's New @ SLCL
St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are partnering to offer a new online high school diploma program to area residents starting in October 2017. The Career Online High School (COHS) offers adult learners age 25 and older a second chance to earn a high school diploma, along with a career certificate, opening the door to new job opportunities. Learn more.
All summer long seven SLCL branches are offering lunches and fun activities for kids 18 and under Monday-Friday fro 12:00-1:00 p.m. Families who attend the program on Thursdays will take home a bag of shelf stable groceries for the weekend as part of Operation Backpack. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library has been named a 2017 Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SLCL was #13 in the "Large Employer" category. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "As St. Louis County Library employees, we are incredibly lucky to make a direct impact on our community through library programs and services. Employees see the difference they are making in the lives of our customers on a daily basis, which is very gratifying. We are a St.
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.
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.