St. Louis County Library’s clothing drive benefiting The Little Bit Foundation provided over 5,500 donations of socks and underwear for kids and teens. The clothing drive took place during Summer Reading Club and wrapped up at the Dav Pilkey author event on September 21. The donated clothing will be distributed to students throughout St. Louis area this fall. Thanks to everyone who participated!
What's New @ SLCL
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 Daniel Boone, Prairie Commons and Weber Road branches. Learn more.
The History & Genealogy Department will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, September 29 with a day of activities and classes at Library Headquarters. An open house begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Headquarters Auditorium with tours of the department to follow. Classes of interest to family history seekers begin at 1:00 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public, but registration is required for each of the classes. Learn more.
SLCL is migrating to a new online calendar and room reserve system the week of September 17. Users may notice some changes when registering for an event online or reserving a meeting room. Information on the new Spaces room reserve system can be found here. If you have additional questions, please contact a staff member or call 314-994-3300.
The renovated Grand Glaize Branch will reopen on Thursday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. The new and improved branch will be 5,500 square feet larger, and will feature a colorful children's area, private study rooms, updated meeting rooms, comfortable seating and more. Learn more.
Several SLCL branches are hosting a podcasting workshop in September. Attendees will get an introduction to the different aspects of podcasting including research, marketing and hosting, and how library resources can help you get started. Learn more.
SLCL will host a series of virtual reality programs starting in September using Google Expeditions. Participants use virtual reality headsets to explore a variety of scenarios and landscapes including oceans, volcanoes, space and college campuses. The programs are taking place at multiple branches and are open to all age groups. Learn more.
The Listen Up STL collection is growing! Over 170 albums are now available for streaming with your library card. The Listen Up STL collection features albums by local musicians representing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, gospel and country. Learn more.
SLCL now offers adults a second chance to earn their high school diploma. Career Online High School offers adults the opportunity to complete their high school education and gain career training through a self-paced, supportive and accredited online education program. Scholarships are available for qualified adults. Learn more.