All SLCL branches are collecting gently used eclipse glasses during the month of September. The St. Louis Eclipse Task Force and Astronomers Without Borders will send the glasses to school children in South American and Asia for upcoming eclipses in 2019. Learn more.
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Give your child a head start, sign them up for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program! Studies have shown that families who start reading aloud to their children at birth help strengthen language skills and build vocabulary–two important tools when children begin learning to read in kindergarten. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership are teaming up to bring Recycled Reads to a neighborhood near you! Join us for a decorating party at the Lewis & Clark Branch on Saturday, August 19 at 9:00 a.m. We’ll have paint and other art supplies to decorate the Recycled Reads boxes, as well as crafts, games and refreshments for the whole family. The Recycled Reads boxes will be installed at 10 locations throughout the Promise Zone in North County this fall.
Sunday hours will discontinue at the Prairie Commons Branch after July 30, 2017. Patrons can visit the Florissant Valley Branch, which will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting August 6, 2017.
The renovated Florissant Valley will reopen on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. as part of the Your Library Renewed campaign. The reopening celebration will include a fun line-up of performers, check the events calendar for details. Florissant Valley is the first branch to feature a Discovery Zone–an entire floor dedicated to children with engaging, educational activities. Additional updates include private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a new teen space and a business center.
SLCL will begin construction on a new library to replace the Meramec Valley Branch in late 2017 or early 2018. A seven-acre parcel of land has been purchased at 1501 San Simeon Way, the former site of Marshall’s Nursery, in unincorporated St. Louis County. The project is part of a multi-year, $120+ million campaign to renovate or replace 19 branches within the Library District. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library and St. Louis Public Library are partnering to offer a new online high school diploma program to area residents starting in October 2017. The Career Online High School (COHS) offers adult learners age 25 and older a second chance to earn a high school diploma, along with a career certificate, opening the door to new job opportunities. Learn more.
All summer long seven SLCL branches are offering lunches and fun activities for kids 18 and under Monday-Friday fro 12:00-1:00 p.m. Families who attend the program on Thursdays will take home a bag of shelf stable groceries for the weekend as part of Operation Backpack. Learn more.
St. Louis County Library has been named a 2017 Top Place to Work by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SLCL was #13 in the "Large Employer" category. Library Director Kristen Sorth said, "As St. Louis County Library employees, we are incredibly lucky to make a direct impact on our community through library programs and services. Employees see the difference they are making in the lives of our customers on a daily basis, which is very gratifying. We are a St.
Heads up eMedia users! On June 27, OneClickdigital and Zinio will become RBdigital. You can access both collections, which feature eAudiobooks and digital magazines, through the RBdigital mobile app. If you need assistance or have questions about eMedia at the library, please call 314-994-3300. Learn more.