St. Louis County Library http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Initiatives At St. Louis County Library As Building Plan Moves Forward Despite Controversy http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-initiatives-st-louis-county-library-building-plan-moves-forward-despite-controversy <p></p><p>In 2012 St. Louis County voters approved a $.06 tax increase to fund a<a href="http://www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed"> capital improvement plan</a> for the St. Louis County Library. As Phase I of the project gets underway, the library’s new director Kristen Sorth was Don Marsh’s guest on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em> to discuss the project and new initiatives at the library.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 03:37:45 +0000 Mary Edwards 36053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Initiatives At St. Louis County Library As Building Plan Moves Forward Despite Controversy St. Louis County Library Patrons Can Stream Movies, Music and More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-library-patrons-can-stream-movies-music-and-more <p>Starting May 5, the St. Louis County Library system will be the first in the area to offer instant streaming of movies, TV shows, music and audio books.</p><p>All a person needs to access the system is a county library card, the PIN number he or she received a couple of years ago and an email address. The streaming is available through hoopla, and people can sign in through the library’s emedia site. (<a href="http://www.slcl.org/emedia">www.slcl.org/emedia</a>)</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 01:45:39 +0000 Donna Korando 35836 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis County Library Patrons Can Stream Movies, Music and More Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controversy-brews-over-plans-change-lewis-clark-library-branch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The potential of a merger between the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County has prompted lots of talk about differences and similarities between the two.</span></p><p>Here’s just one example. Both have public library systems. Each has a very different philosophy when it comes to balancing upgrades and improvements of their buildings with historic preservation.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 04:55:46 +0000 Terry Perkins 34456 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controversy Brews Over Plans To Change Lewis & Clark Library Branch Caroline Kennedy On Poetry and Youth Literacy, Addresses Possible Diplomatic Appointment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/caroline-kennedy-poetry-and-youth-literacy-addresses-possible-diplomatic-appointment <p>Caroline Kennedy and her brother John grew up in a culture of words and reading. &nbsp;Their mother was particularly fond of poetry dating back to experiences as a child with her Grandfather.&nbsp; On gift-giving holidays, she requested that her children select and recite a poem rather than purchase a gift, which helped them develop a sense of language and rhyme.</p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 22:32:23 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 25101 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Caroline Kennedy On Poetry and Youth Literacy, Addresses Possible Diplomatic Appointment Al Gore Considers The Future http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/al-gore-considers-future <p>Former Vice-President Al Gore appeared at the <a href="http://www.slcl.org/">St. Louis County Library</a> on Saturday, February 9 to open the Buzz Westfall Great Authors Series.&nbsp; He spoke to a sell-out crowd of 800 about his new book, "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." Host Don Marsh introduced Gore and engaged in a discussion with him following the talk.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:39:58 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 9322 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Al Gore Considers The Future