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What's New @ SLCL

Black History Month Celebration

St. Louis County Library will celebrate Black History Month with special programming throughout February. Judge Jimmie Edwards will deliver this year’s keynote address on February 23 at Library Headquarters. Other events include dance performances by Gentleman of Vision and the Pinx Academy of Dance, a jazz concert, a gospel celebration and more. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more.

SLCL Receives 4­ Star Rating by Library  Journal

St. Louis County Library has been ranked as a four ­star library in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for the fourth consecutive year. SLCL is the only library in the St. Louis area to be included in the index this year, and one of six in the state of Missouri. The rank of four stars indicates a high per capita use in four major areas of library service: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.

eMedia @ Your Library

Did you get a new eReader or tablet over the holidays? SLCL offers a variety of free eMedia to download or stream including books, audiobooks, magazines and more. Learn how to download free eMedia to your device at these upcoming workshops. Learn more.

Mobile Hotspots

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.

After School Meals

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.

Thornhill Branch Closes for Renovations in January

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.

Listen Up STL Collection Expands

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 Receives Leadership Award

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.

Plans for New Eureka Hills Branch Announced

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.

Warm Up with Reading

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.