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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.