What's New @ SLCL
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.
Calling all aspiring artists and designers! SLCL is seeking creative designs from kids and teens for our Design a Bookmark Contest. Entries are due by close of business on Friday, July 13. The winning bookmarks will be professionally printed and distributed to all open branches this fall. Learn more.
This summer, SLCL is hosting a underwear and sock drive for The Little Bit Foundation. Visit any SLCL branch during May 21-August 11 to help local kids in need by donating a new pack of socks or underwear. The most needed sizes are for teen boys. Visit your local branch to learn more.
St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs will kick-off on May 21 and run through August 4. Last year over 43,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. Participation is free and registration begins May 21. Learn more.
SLCL will participate in Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop by your local branch to receive a free comic book, while supplies last. We’ll have a selection of titles for all ages!
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.
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.