Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Richard Ford, author of "Canada," is one of five authors who will speak at libraries in St. Charles and St. Louis counties and St. Louis city.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford will come to St. Louis in March as one of the authors featured in Read Saint Louis, a community initiative created by the St. Louis City and St. Louis County Library systems to encourage reading and discussion. Leaders of the area library systems met at Kathryn Linnemann Library branch to kick off Read Saint Louis 2013 on Tuesday. Five authors will speak at libraries in the area this year. "The Read Saint Louis program helps to promote literacy by providing fun reading and exciting experiences," said Jim Brown, director of the St. Charles City-County Library District. St. Charles City-County Library system is participating in Read Saint Louis for a second time and will host author Laura …
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Library's book fair adds another day of shopping.
Bookworms will face an overwhelming buffet of choices this week at the St. Charles City-County Library District Friends of the Library 2011 Book Fair. "We have absolutely tons of stuff," said Jan Bardon, communications specialist with the library district. "There's an estimated 250,000 items. We took about 90 pallets of books to the convention center for the 2010 fair. This year, they have 120 pallets loaded and ready to go, which translates to anywhere from 1,300-1,500 more boxes of books in 2011." Part of the reason for the increase in books is that the library district was unable to have a midyear book fair like it typically does, Bardon said. In order to help move all this material, this year's book fair will begin on Thursday instead …
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Kids can join a Lego club, brown-bag a lunch or catch a movie — all at their local library.
Check out the wide variety of children's programming available at the St. Charles City-County Library District's branch libraries in June. Keep in mind that many of these programs have limits on the numbers of participants. Register early! Check with the individual libraries for more information. NORTH COUNTY BRANCH, PORTAGE DES SIOUX KATHRYN LINNEMANN BRANCH, ST. CHARLES KISKER ROAD BRANCH, ST. CHARLES MCCLAY BRANCH, ST. CHARLES SPENCER ROAD BRANCH, ST. PETERS MIDDENDORF-KREDELL BRANCH, O'FALLON DEER RUN BRANCH, O'FALLON LIBRARY EXPRESS AT WINGHAVEN, O'FALLON CORPORATE PARKWAY BRANCH, WENTZVILLE LIBRARY EXPRESS AT DISCOVERY VILLAGE, WENTZVILLE BOONE'S TRAIL BRANCH, NEW MELLE SOUTH COUNTY BRANCH, AUGUSTA