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.
St. Louis County Library will introduce a musical instrument lending program this summer. Starting in June, four branches will offer musical instruments for check-out, including ukuleles, acoustic guitars, banjos and bongos. Patrons with a valid library card will be able to take home the musical instrument of their choice for two weeks. Instructional music books and DVDs are included with most of the instruments, along with a hard case to protect it from damage.
St. Louis MetroMarket will visit the Lewis & Clark Branch this summer every Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. offering fresh, affordable produce, along with recipe ideas and meal planning assistance. St. Louis MetroMarket is a mobile farmer’s market that uses a converted city bus to bring healthy foods into low-income, high need communities. Learn more.
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.
St. Louis County Library 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, but has been cleared in preparation for construction to begin. Attendees gathered under a large tent to hear Library Director Kristen Sorth speak about the new branch. “Staff and patrons have been eagerly awaiting the new Meramec Valley Branch, and they won’t be disappointed.
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.