SLCL Director Expands On 'Your Library Renewed' Campaign, New Branch Openings, Other Initiatives | St. Louis Public Radio

SLCL Director Expands On 'Your Library Renewed' Campaign, New Branch Openings, Other Initiatives

May 13, 2019

St. Louis County Library Director Kristen Sorth talked about new library initiatives in the region on Monday's talk show.
Credit Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

This Wednesday, the St. Louis County Library will open its new Meramec Valley Branch in Fenton, Missouri. Patrons said goodbye last month to the old branch, which was the smallest branch in the Library District, measuring 2,690 square feet.

The new family-friendly branchencompasses 21,000 square feet and features various amenities, such as a Discovery Zone, a community meeting room with a capacity of 150, a business center, the basis for a community garden, a one-third-of-a-mile walking path and an outdoor reading deck. The Discovery Zone has several unique features including interactive touchscreens, a pneumatic tube maze, a light table, a magnetic wall with gears and a ball maze.

On Monday’s St. Louis on the Air, guest host Ruth Ezell of the Nine Network talked with St. Louis County Library Director Kristen Sorth about the new branch opening, other final projects in the Your Library Renewed campaign and future library initiatives.

Listen to the full discussion:

 

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