In addition to enjoying a nutritious meal, children can also browse books, participate in activities and watch performances by Juggling Jeff, Christian the Magician, Bobby Norfolk and Babaloo. SLCL implemented the free summer lunch program in 2014 and served more than 8,500 meals.
"We're happy to be a community resource again this year," said Kristen Sorth, director of the St. Louis County Library. "Every summer hundreds of kids come through our doors — this partnership with Operation Food Search will allow us to reach those who are hungry, while also introducing them to library resources. Studies show that hunger is a barrier to learning. Together we can fight hunger by emphasizing education through literacy."
Lunch service will be offered through Aug. 7 at the Florissant Valley, Grand Glaize, Natural Bridge and Prairie Commons branches of the St. Louis County Library.
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