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.
What's New @ SLCL
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.
St. Louis County Library has been named a 2018 Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SLCL was #9 in the "Large Employer" category. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "As St. Louis County Library employees, we are incredibly lucky to come to work every day and see the impact we have on the lives of our patrons.
Use your library card to check out a musical instrument! Ukuleles, acoustic guitars, banjos and bongos can be checked out for two weeks with a valid St. Louis County Library card. Instruments are available for check-out at: Library Headquarters, Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley and Grant’s View. Learn more.
If you’re planning a vacation this summer, be sure to load up on eMedia for the trip! You can stream audiobooks, music and movies with your library card. There are several platforms to choose from–Hoopla, OverDrive and RBDigital. If you need help getting starting, call, chat or book a one-on-one session with one of our eMedia specialists. Learn more.
Patrons can now borrow a Chromebook lap top for in-library use when visiting any SLCL branch. Chromebooks can be used for easy online access for tasks such as checking email, and come equipped with a camera for video conferencing. Simply bring your library card to the circulation desk and ask a staff person for assistance.
SLCL broke ground on the new Meramec Valley Branch on May 30. The new branch will be located at 1501 San Simeon Way in unincorporated St. Louis County. The seven-acre site was previously home to Marshall’s Nursery. The new Meramec Valley Branch will be a full service library branch encompassing 21,000 square feet. Amenities will include a Discovery Zone for children, private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a community meeting room, a business center, a community garden, a walking path, and an outdoor reading deck. The branch is expected to be complete in early 2019.