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SLCL Receives Leadership Award

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.

Plans for New Eureka Hills Branch Announced

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.

Warm Up with Reading

Winter Reading Club starts December 1 and runs through February 28, 2018. Last year over 19,000 people participated in the program, which offers fun activities and great prizes for the whole family. All ages are invited to participate. Registration begins December 1; stop by any open St. Louis County Library branch to sign­up. Learn more.

Mid-County Branch Closes for Renovations

The Your Library Renewed campaign continues this fall when three branches close for construction. Please note the Mid-County Branch will close on November 18 at 5:00 p.m. Patrons will be directed to the Indian Trails Branch during the temporary closures. Learn more.

Daniel Boone Branch Reopens

The renovated Daniel Boone Branch will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25. The branch is 10,000 square feet larger and will feature a Discovery Zone–an entire floor dedicated to children with engaging and educational activities. Additional updates include private study rooms, a quiet reading room, a new teen space and a business center. Learn more.

SLCL Receives Community Partnership Award

SLCL was honored to receive the Missouri Library Association’s 2017 Community Partnership Award for our work with Operation Food Search to provide free summer lunches. Library Director Kristen Sorth (left) and OFS Director Sunny Schaefer (right) accepted the award at the association’s annual conference held in October in St. Louis. Learn more.

New Rhythm & Tunes Videos

Watch videos of your favorite Story Time staff performing songs and finger plays! Twenty-four new Rhythm & Tunes videos are now available. These short videos teach a variety of fine and gross motor skills, as well as vocabulary and early literacy skills. Learn more.

Sunday Hours at Daniel Boone

The Daniel Boone Branch will be open on Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. starting October 29, 2017. Please note that Sunday hours will discontinue at the Grand Glaize Branch after October 22, 2017. 

Grand Glaize Closes for Renovations

The Your Library Renewed campaign continues this fall when three branches close for construction. The first branch to close will be Grand Glaize on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. The Mid-County and Thornhill branches will close later this fall/winter; more details TBA. Patrons will be directed to nearby branches during the temporary closures. Learn more.

eMedia at Your Fingertips

Your library card gives you access to thousands of titles available to download or stream directly to your device. SLCL offers a variety of eMedia for all ages–including audiobooks, magazines, eBooks and more. Learn more.

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