The St. Louis County Library will replace two library branches.Courtesy of St. Louis County Library
Little book lovers will soon have bigger spaces to explore at two local libraries.St. Louis County Library is moving forward with building projects funded by its Capital Improvement Project, "Your Library Renewed," which was made possible by a $.06 tax increase approved by voters in 2012.
Phase 1 includes replacement of the facilities at the Tesson Ferry and Lewis and Clark branches. While the library is still in the preliminary design stage, the new facilities will offer open floor plans, study areas and abundant natural light, and will feature elements of sustainable design.
"One of the priorities of the capital improvement project is to provide enhanced spaces for kids and teens," said Jennifer McBride, communications manager for the St. Louis County Library. "Both Tesson and Lewis & Clark will feature larger children's areas that will include a programming space."
The expanded children's programming areas will include an area for arts and crafts and story time. The new facilities will include a space set aside for teens as well. SLCL is also considering reading gardens or areas for outdoor programming.
Your Library Renewed capital improvements also includes upgrades and renovations at the Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs and Rock Road branches, designed to make these branches more accessible. To see preliminary artist's renderings of the building projects, provide input and stay up-to-date with the progress visit slcl.org/your-library-renewed.