Access the internet on the go, anywhere, any time with a mobile Hotspot! St. Louis County Library now offers free mobile internet access through Sprint. Mobile Hotspots are available for check out starting December 15 at all SLCL locations. Learn more.
What's New @ SLCL
Operation Food Search will provide a healthy grab and go light meal to children Monday-Friday from 3:00–4:30 p.m. at the Weber Road and Natural Bridge branches starting January 2. Stop by after school and enjoy a free meal along with activities for kids and teens, such as LEGOs, crafts and movies. Meals will be available free of charge for children ages 5-18. Learn more.
The Thornhill Branch will close for construction at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6 as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. A new, 20,000 square foot building will be built on the existing site. Construction is expected to last 9-12 months. Patrons should visit the Bridgeton Trails Branch during the temporary closure. Learn more.
The Listen Up STL local music project is growing! Over 40 new albums have been added to the collection. Listen Up STL features albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. SLCL cardholders can stream the Listen Up STL directly from the Library’s website or via the free BiblioBoard app. Learn more.
SLCL was honored to receive the Outstanding Local Government Achievement award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. Library Director Kristen Sorth and Library Board President Dr. Lynn Beckwith accepted the award for Leadership in Planning and Design Innovation at the organization’s 52nd Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on November 17, 2017. The award recognizes the library’s ongoing capital improvement campaign, called Your Library Renewed, to renovate or rebuild 19 of the library’s 20 branches.
St. Louis County Library has announced plans to build a new Eureka Hills Branch, with construction to start in 2020. The Library has purchased a 3.5-acre parcel located at 500 Workman Road in Eureka, Missouri for the project. The new branch will replace the Eureka Hills Branch, located at 156 Eureka Towne Center. The current location is in a leased facility, and is approximately 6,500 square feet in size.
Winter Reading Club starts December 1 and runs through February 28, 2018. Last year over 19,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. All ages are invited to participate. Registration begins December 1; stop by any open St. Louis County Library branch to signup. Learn more.
The Your Library Renewed campaign continues this fall when three branches close for construction. Please note the Mid-County Branch will close on November 18 at 5:00 p.m. Patrons will be directed to the Indian Trails Branch during the temporary closures. Learn more.
The renovated Daniel Boone Branch will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25. The branch is 10,000 square feet larger and will feature a Discovery Zone–an entire floor dedicated to children with engaging and educational activities. Additional updates include private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a new teen space and a business center. Learn more.
SLCL was honored to receive the Missouri Library Association’s 2017 Community Partnership Award for our work with Operation Food Search to provide free summer lunches. Library Director Kristen Sorth (left) and OFS Director Sunny Schaefer (right) accepted the award at the association’s annual conference held in October in St. Louis. Learn more.