Playaway Launchpads are now available for in-library use. These devices will help keep your little one entertained while you use the library. Just ask at the Circulation Desk.
What's New @ SLCL
Sci-finders kits contain everything parents and kids need to engage in hands-on activities at home. Each kit comes equipped with learning activities and experiments centered on a variety of science and technology topics. Learn more.
Starting February 26, the Lewis & Clark Branch will be the third location to offer after school meals. Operation Food Search provides a healthy grab and go light meal to children Monday-Friday at the Lewis & Clark, Weber Road and Natural Bridge branches. 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.
We Stories Discussion Kits help families discuss issues of race and cultural diversity. The kits include 46 different books, interactive activities and a discussion guide. Each kit is centered on a different theme such as, "Everybody Counts," "Girl Power," "Celebrating the Skin You're In" and "Who are the People in Your Neighborhood." Learn more.
If you have a child born in January, February or March of 2017 your child is invited to a very special 1st birthday party. Parents and children who attend will receive a free book to take home, courtesy of the library’s Born to Read program. The parties will feature snacks, stories and fun activities for parents and kids. Learn more.
The Bridgeton Trails Branch will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting February 4, 2018. Currently, three branches are closed for construction, including one that offered Sunday hours. We're offering additional Sunday hours at the Bridgeton Trails Branch to help ease the inconvenience of these closures. Visit www.slcl.org/branches for additional information about hours and locations.
Sensory Story Time is geared towards families with children ages 3-9 who are on the autism spectrum or who have multisensory needs. The program provides a soothing environment for children to enjoy a story and other fun activities. Sensory Story Time takes place monthly at the Prairie Commons and Weber Road branches. Learn more.
Parent Packs offer parents and caregivers quick access to topics that kids (and adults) have questions about. Each pack contains books and other information on topics such as the “First Day of School,” “Death,” “Potty Training,” “Friendship” and “Where do Babies Come From.” Parent Packs are available at six locations, and can be checked out for two weeks. Learn more.
Looking for a way to make steam activities fun for you and your child? Check out STArt @ Your Library–a year long program series featuring a variety of fun, hands-on science, technology and art programs for kids. Learn more.
Winter is a great time to borrow a telescope from the library. Any SLCL adult cardholder can check-out a telescope for seven days. Telescopes come with instructions and hints on where to look for various constellations. To request a telescope, visit the circulation desk at your local branch or call 314-994-3300. Learn more.