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What's New @ SLCL

Promise Zone Literacy Day

St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership are teaming up to bring Recycled Reads to a neighborhood near you! Join us for a decorating party at the Lewis & Clark Branch on Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. We’ll have paint and other art supplies to decorate the Recycled Reads boxes, as well as crafts, games and refreshments for the whole family. The Recycled Reads boxes will be installed at 10 locations throughout the Promise Zone in North County this fall. 

Sunday Hours Change at Prairie Commons

Sunday hours will discontinue at the Prairie Commons Branch after July 30, 2017. Patrons can visit the Florissant Valley Branch, which will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting August 6, 2017. 

Florissant Valley Branch Reopens in August

The renovated Florissant Valley will reopen on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. The reopening celebration will include a fun line-up of performers, check the events calendar for details. Florissant Valley is the first branch to feature a Discovery Zone–an entire floor dedicated to children with engaging, educational activities. Additional updates include private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a new teen space and a business center.

Land Purchased for New Meramec Valley Branch

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

Online High School for Adults Launches This Fall

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.

Operation Backpack

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.

SLCL Named Top Workplace

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.

New Name for Zinio & OneClickdigital

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.

Recycled Reads Expands

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.

Solar Eclipse Awareness

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.