The St. Louis County Library will be accepting shoes through Feb. 28 to benefit Shoeman Water Projects, which helps provide clean water to developing countries.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Taxes generated by the new property tax will fund several upgrades, including new buildings and other renovations for some South County library branches.
Last month a majority of St. Louis County voters said yes to Prop L, but it will be a while before they see upgrades to library infrastructure, Suburban Journals reports. The library board will spend the majority of 2013 planning for renovations outlined in their master plan, but the library won't see money generated by the new tax until 2014, according to the report. Read more on Suburban Journals. The master plan proposes $76.9 million in construction of new libraries, $12.7 million in existing building renovations, and another $9 million in upgrades. In the South County area, new library buildings are recommended to replace the existing the Tesson Ferry Branch library, 9920 Lin Ferry Drive., and the Meramec Valley Branch, 625 New Smizer…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
If voters approve Proposition L in November, the tax increase would be used to replace the building at the Tesson Ferry Branch in Affton.
Replacing the 50-year-old St. Louis County Library branch in Affton would be a high priority if voters approve the library’s proposed tax increase on Nov. 4. Of the system’s 20 public library branches, the Tesson Ferry Branch and three others are slated for a new building if Proposition L, a proposed 6-cent per $100 assessed valuation tax, is approved by voters. The process started when St. Louis County Library Board of Trustees commissioned Aaron Cohen Associates Ltd. to develop the library's facilities master plan. What emerged in February was a 10-year program of major improvements, new library construction and program enhancements that would modernize the library system in what Aaron Cohen Associates calls a "bold vision for the future…
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here are some good summer reads suggested by the library and book store.
Whether lounging by the swimming pool, relaxing on a beach towel on a family vacation or just curling up at home with a good book, many people make summer a time to tackle a good mystery, suspense thriller or romance novel that has been on their "to do" list. Here is a list of "summer reads" suggested by local librarians and a book store manager. From Deb Morford, a manager at Barnes and Noble Booksellers: While not exactly a Top 10 list, Morford suggested a variety of different books that are popular summer reading choices. Beautiful Sacrifice, by Elizabeth Lowell Mayan artifacts have gone missing in this tale of an archaeologist who finds herself in the middle of an investigation into the missing items. But, finding the missing artifacts…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On May 5, visitors to the Fantasy Shop off of Lindbergh Boulevard can receive free comics and purchase back issues at a discounted rate. Your local St. Louis County Library branch will have free comic books to give away too.
Fans of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Transformers can pick up special-edition issues starring their favorite superheroes during Free Comic Book Day on May 5. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., visitors to the Fantasy Shop may receive a free special-issue comic while supplies last. It's part of the shop's celebration of Free Comic Book Day, an event that happens every year. Each May, retailers, publishers, suppliers and distributors make some comics free in an effort to reward comic book veterans and draw in new fans. "It's a big event put on by the comics industry," said Scott Samson, who manages the Fantasy Shop. "It's a chance to come in and see what the comics industry has to offer beyond the movie theaters and cartoons." Forty-two different …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
This is the first request from the voters since 1983.
Information was provided by the St.Louis County Library. The St. Louis County Library Board of Trustees approved a tax levy ballot issue at its meeting on April 16, aimed at long overdue renovations and replacements of the library’s aging facilities and enhancements to programs, collections and services. The measure, which will appear on the November 2012 ballot, is the first increase the library has requested of voters since 1983. St. Louis County Library recently contracted to update the district’s Facilities Master Plan. The findings, which are posted on the library’s website, indicate the need for significant capital improvements in order to meet growing community needs. The tax levy would allow SLCL to address immediate challenges to …
Monday, July 18, 2011
On Saturday the Whiskers and Tales program visited the Tesson Ferry Branch of the St. Louis County Library.
On Saturday, children gathered at the Tesson Ferry Branch of the St. Louis County Library to read out loud to some of the best listeners around—a group of therapy dogs and cats. Whiskers and Tales, a group of volunteers and therapy animals, have been reading with children across Missouri since 2000. Whiskers and Tales is an extension of the Love on a Leash program, which trains and assists dogs and cats in providing pet therapy. As a part of Whiskers and Tales, the pet therapy animals and their owners work together one-on-one with children to provide a unique reading experience. "Some children feel self-conscious about reading out loud," Whiskers and Tales worker Michelle Cardosi said. "For some reason, they have no trouble reading to an …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot, helps kids set goals for the summer at the St. Louis County Library.
Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot, paid a visit to the Tesson Ferry branch of the St. Louis County Library on Thursday morning to help kids set goals for the summer. Louie and the kids learned a dance, read a story, played games, and set a summer GOAL—to have a Good attitude, One hour of exercise a day, A healthy diet, and Learning through reading. This is the first year Louie has done a library tour. If you missed Louie this time, don't worry. He will be at several St. Louis County Library branches before the summer is over. You can find Louie:
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Weber Road Library begins its summer reading program, One World, Many Stories, by celebrating different countries and cultures through arts and crafts.
The Weber Road Branch of the St. Louis County Library is celebrating summer with its One World, Many Stories program, and this week families got to explore Mexico. Children 6 years old and older made perfect piñatas out of balloons and construction paper, and got to break open a piñata full of candy. Weber Road branch's youth services specialist, Shelley Akins, has great events, arts, and crafts planned for a whole summer's worth of country-hopping, with stops in Japan, France, England, Egypt and beyond.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Children create bright flowers out of tissue paper as an arts and crafts project.
Spring is in the air, and it's not only outdoors where the flowers are blooming. This Monday, children at the Weber Road Library made their own beautiful bouquets out of tissue paper at an afternoon arts and crafts session.