Businesses, political action committees and individuals are contributing money to ensure Proposition L—which would fund construction and branch maintenance—is approved by Clayton voters this November.
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Monday, October 8, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for U.S. bookstores and libraries—such as the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library in Clayton and the Richmond Heights Memorial Library—to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. More than 11,000 books have been challenged (though not necessarily successfully censored) since 1982, the inaugural year of Banned Books Week. According to the American Library …
Monday, September 17, 2012
While any changes are years away, a November ballot issue is prompting renewed discussion about relocating the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library from Maryland Avenue to the Clayton community center.
Talk of moving a St. Louis County Library branch to The Center of Clayton has reemerged ahead of a November ballot issue that would fund improvements in the library system for years to come. A review of the proposal for the Mid-County Branch happened Tuesday during a joint meeting of the Clayton boards of education and aldermen. But libraries director Charles Pace made two points clear. First, The Center of Clayton concept presented in 2009 by the architectural firm Christner isn't final. And second, the project wouldn't happen for another three to five years, assuming it comes to fruition. "Nothing is written in stone," Pace told the boards. The current library is located at the intersection of Maryland and Central avenues. Funding for …
Monday, August 6, 2012
If approved in November, the St. Louis County ballot item would fund upgrades at various library locations. The system includes the Mid-County Branch in Clayton.
A November tax levy that would fund numerous upgrades at St. Louis County Library branches is getting thousands of dollars in support from building companies. The committee Citizens for Our Library and Our Community supports the six-cent increase. In July, it reported receiving contributions totaling $50,100 from April 16 through June 30, a document filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission states. (Related: Library Tax Levy Will Appear on Clayton Ballots) The library system includes the Mid-County Branch in Clayton. A facilities master plan published earlier this year recommends that the branch be replaced with a new 20,000-square-foot building, referencing inadequate and inconvenient parking, among other concerns. The upgrade would …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Here's how members of libraries in Clayton and Richmond Heights can get a great deal on a baseball game this season.
Library-goers in Clayton and Richmond Heights can attend a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game for little money this fall. As part of Library Night on Oct. 2, members of the Richmond Heights Memorial Library and the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library can visit Busch Stadium for $10. The Cardinals play the Cincinnati Reds that night. Additional information is available by going to the Cardinals website. More recent library stories on Patch:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The entire Metro St. Louis area is under a heat advisory until Sunday morning. Residents urged to stay inside as much as possible.
Dangerous levels of heat will overspread the St. Louis Region from Thursday through Sunday, according to National Weather Service. Meanwhile, cooling sites have been set up at places such as the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Public Library in Clayton. Residents can expect record breaking temperatures reaching as high as 105 degrees on Thursday. On Friday, air temperatures are expected to be cooler around 100 degrees; however, humidity will keep it feeling like 105. The last time this degree of heat was felt in June for three or more consecutive days in this area was more than 60 years ago, according to NWS, which also said there is a possibility temperatures could rise to 105 degrees or more again on Sunday and continue into …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Patrons of all ages can challenge themselves by committing to read a certain number of books. Prizes will include autographed books, movie tickets and more.
Clayton residents are invited to participate in one of several free summer reading clubs offered by the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library. Registration begins June 1 at the branch, 7821 Maryland Ave. Program guides for each club also are available. The following table provides a quick overview of reading requirements and prizes for each age level. More information is available by going to slcl.org or by calling 314-994-3300. The Richmond Heights Memorial Library, like the Clayton library, offers an extensive summer reading program with a variety of special activities planned throughout the summer.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
On May 5, visit your local St. Louis County Library branch and pick up one free comic book while supplies last.
Fans of the Avengers, Spider-Man and Transformers can pick up special-edition issues starring their favorite superheroes during Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5. All branches of the St. Louis County Library, including the Mid-County Branch at 7821 Maryland Ave. in Clayton, will have free comics to give away. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents may visit their local branch and receive one issue per person while supplies last. Free Comic Book Day is an annual celebration of comics. Each May, retailers, publishers, suppliers and distributors make some comics free in an effort to reward comic book veterans and draw in new fans. Forty-two different titles will be available, including comics targeted toward kids. A full list of Free Comic …
Friday, April 20, 2012
The St. Louis County Library Board of Trustees approved a tax levy ballot issue Monday. The measure will not affect citizens of Richmond Heights.
The St. Louis County Library Board of Trustees on Monday approved a tax levy ballot issue aimed at funding renovations and replacements of the library system’s aging facilities and making enhancements to programs, collections and services. The Mid-County Branch of the library system is located in Clayton. The measure, which will appear on the November 2012 ballot, is the first increase the library has requested of voters since 1983. It will not appear on ballots countywide, said Jennifer McBride, the system's communications manager. "It will impact the areas served by the St. Louis County Library system," she said, "not the nine-member municipal library district." Richmond Heights is not part of the county library system. The Richmond …
Friday, March 9, 2012
The display will be available at least through the end of the month.
St. Louisans are invited to view a new Clayton History Society exhibit that opened this week at the Mid-County Branch of the St. Louis County Library. The free display is open to the public at least through the end of the month, an email from the City of Clayton states. The library is located at 7821 Maryland Ave. in downtown Clayton. More information is available by calling 314-994-3300. Clayton will celebrate its 100th birthday next year. More about Clayton history on Patch: