St. Louis County Library is teaming up with the St. Louis Promise Zone and Metro Transit to bring community library boxes to four transit locations throughout the region. The boxes will be stocked with novels, children’s books and magazines that transit riders can pick up to enjoy while they ride MetroLink, MetroBus and Metro Call-A-Ride. No library card is required, and there is no cost, no fines or due dates. Borrowers are asked to simply return the materials to a community library box when they are finished.
What's New @ SLCL
The Prairie Commons Branch will celebrate the grand opening of the Children’s Discovery Patio on Wednesday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. Join us and explore the new outdoor space and take home a plant. Learn more.
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.
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.
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.