The new facility is part of the Your Library Renewed capital improvement campaign, which was funded by a 2012 voter approved tax increase, according to a library news release.
"The St. Louis County Library is so thrilled to bring a brand new branch to the residents of North County," said Library Director Kristen Sorth. "Children, teens and adults will find that this new branch fulfills their needs and expectations for a modern library. We want to amaze our patrons and those who haven't yet become patrons. This building is going to do just that."
Input from customers at the current Lewis & Clark Branch played a significant role in determining which services and amenities to offer in the new facility. Survey results indicated that patrons wanted more computers, quiet meeting spaces and more seating throughout the branch. As a result, the new branch will feature three different computing areas (including an instructional lab) with 60 computers for public use, as well as a 100-seat capacity meeting room and three quiet study rooms. The branch will also offer abundant comfortable seating, a discovery-themed children's area with a program and crafts center, a space for teens and a business center equipped with fax and copy machines. The building will be a safe and accessible place for people to visit for information, programs, collaboration, community and fun.
The Lewis & Clark Branch will remain open during construction. Additional information about the capital improvement projects at SLCL can be found at www.slcl.org/your-library-renewed.
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