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Big Library Read: June 23 - July 7

Big Library ReadThe newest Big Library Read is June 23rd-July 7th. Join in the fun with this global e-book club facilitated by OverDrive. During the Big Library Read, visit our OverDrive page to download the featured book - unlimited downloads to unlimited patrons for this limited time! The featured book is A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain and it is a murder mystery with a time travel twist. 

SELF-e and BiblioBoard Library Now Available

SELF-eBiblioboard

We are excited to bring a new self-publishing platform to you from Library Journal called SELF-e! Submit your book to add it to our digital collection and the Missouri collection and your book will also be reviewed for possible inclusion in the SELF-e Select collection that is made available to all SELF-e libraries. 

In addition, we are introducing BiblioBoard - a tool to browse and download self-published books from SELF-e. Indie MissouriYou can read right in your browser or set up an account to download the ebook. There is also an app available for easy mobile reading.

Meet the Arch Rival Roller Girls!

Meet the Arch Rival Roller Girls!
Date: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Park Roller Rink

Get your derby on! St. Louis' own Arch Rival Roller Derby team visits to tell (and show!) us about this exciting sport. We'll learn the rules of the game, the best ways to play it safe, and what it takes to be a roller derby pro. Bring your own skates and safety gear to stay and skate after the event.

This free event is open to all ages and will be held at the Memorial Park Roller Rink at 8600 Strassner Dr. (just east of the Memorial Park parking lot past Black Creek). If you're interested in reading more about roller derby, consider attending our Kids Book Club on July 27 when we'll be discussing the graphic novel Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson!

Icky Sticky Science

Icky Sticky Science
Date: 
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 
Brentwood Community Center

The St. Louis Science Center will help us discover the ooey gooey science behind polymers like oobleck, slime, and silly putty. This free event will be held at the Brentwood Community Center (2505 S. Brentwood Blvd.) and is for children ages 5 and older.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED--we have limited materials. Please call 314-963-8649 or email Lindsay at lbeckman@bplmo.org with the number of children attending and their ages. Children must attend with their guardian/supervisor.

Summer Reading Club 2016

Summer Reading Club

It's time for Summer Reading Club! Our 2016 club goes from May 16th - July 31st. Whatever your age, we have a club for you!

  • Babies and Toddlers - complete 25 literacy activities
  • School Age Children - read 20 hours
  • Teens - read 5 books
  • Adults - read 5 books

This year's raffle prizes include a Chrome Book for adults and a mini-tablet for teens and kids!

To register:

  • Stop in to the library anytime after May 16th, 2016, OR
  • Register online (Kids -- Teens -- Adults)

Upcoming Events

NoveList Plus is available!

NoveList Plus

Are you wondering what to read next? NoveList Plus is here to help you!  You can browse by genre or just look up a book you loved recently and get read-alike recommendations. Limit your results by age group or even mood. Want something with a plot that is action-packed and characters that are snarky? How about a lush writing style and a leisurely pace? You can mix and match all kinds of fun elements to search for books that are just what you want. Make sure you also check out the great lists of award winners, book discussion guides, and curricular connections!

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Chromebooks are available for one week checkout!

Chromebooks are available for one week checkout!

We now have four Chromebooks that are available to be checked out for one week at a time! What is a Chromebook? It's a simple laptop that uses Google's Chrome operating system and is used primarily for internet access. These laptops are made available by a grant from the Missouri State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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