Event is Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Spencer Road Branch.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Voting for our Readers' Choice closes at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The nominations have been made, now it's time for the readers to choose the top library in St. Charles County.
It's time to vote now in the second phase of this week's St. Charles County Readers' Choice. You've given us your nominations. Now, it's time to vote from among the finalists. Who has the best library in St. Charles County? The weekly Readers' Choice is our friendly competition among businesses, restaurants, and attractions in St. Charles County Patch sites: St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis. So, here are the places you nominated as our finalists in this week's Readers' Choice: We got some glowing recommendations for our libraries from Patch readers along with their nominations. Patch reader Mary said, "The McClay Library is my special, friendly, home-away-from-home. Besides picking up books, I can always …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The newest library in the St. Charles City-County Library District officially opened on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
Fortunately for the staff at the new Spencer Road Library, the new parking lot has plenty of spaces. Nearly all were needed on Wednesday. Most the of 140-plus parking spaces—more than double what was available at the old library—were filled with cars as visitors filed into the new library on its opening day. After two years of construction, the finishing touches were made and the doors opened at 9 a.m. Around noon the library was filled in all areas. Some visitors were just checking out the new digs while others were checking out books. Some were just using the new upstairs computer lab. No matter what, day one was a hit. Prior to the big opening, the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation hosted a fundraising event on Tuesday that …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
With Christmas less than a month away, the St. Charles City-County Library District expects to see an increase in eReader borrowing. This continues a trend of increase since the inception of the downloadable collection in 2008.
With the introduction of the new Kindle Fire, the St. Charles City-County Library District expects to see an increase in patrons hoping to download eBooks from the District’s already extensive collection of downloadable books. Kindle owners are not the only ones able to access the Library District’s collection of eBooks and eAudio. There are dozens of devices that are compatible with the Library District’s eLending system, including Nook and Sony devices. The District’s website has a complete list of compatible devices. Head of Children’s Resource & Marketing for the Library District, Maggie Preiss, said that the Library District currently owns 7,656 unique eBook titles and a total of 8,307 copies of eBooks. The latter figure includes …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The St. Peters library will be selling off items on Monday, Nov. 28, as it moves to its new location.
The Spencer Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is currently closed as the library closes down one building while it waits for the new building to open. The big move is already underway as construction on the new building is nearly compelte. The library district hopes to open the new, bigger building—located directly behind and really around the old location—in early 2012. To gear up for the move, the library district will be holding a moving sale on Monday, Nov. 28. The sale begins at 9:00 a.m. at the old building located at 427 Spencer Road in St. Peters and goes until 4:00 p.m. No preview or pre-sales will be offered. Card catalogs are NOT available for sale, but a variety of other items will be offered …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
St. Peters branch is closing as work on new building nears completion.
The books and staff at the Spencer Road Branch of St. Charles City-County Library District is preparing to move. Rising above the current building is a brand new facility. Over time, the new building has dwarfed the current library. With most of the work done to the new library, it's time to prepare a move next door. Beginning this Saturday, Sept. 17, the Spencer Road Branch will close to prepare for the moved. The branch will reopen early 2012, this time in the new building. The library district is encouraging patrons to visit the other nearby branches. The four closest libraries are: Any materials checked out at any branch can be returned at any branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District. Customers may also renew materials …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
St. Charles County libraries change their policy to protect the privacy of people reserving books.
The St. Charles County Library District is changing the way it labels reserved books for customer pickup. Wrappers on reserved books used to display customers' first and last names as well as the last four digits of their phone numbers in plain sight. Now, the wrappers will only show the first two letters of the person’s first and last name. The St. Charles County Library Board changed the policy last April as a result of a concerned resident who believed the labels could make library users more vulnerable to identity theft. Despite the change, the resident is not convinced that everyone’s privacy will be protected. Library users who have a two-letter first or last name will still have most of their name on the labels. Maggie Preiss is …
Sunday, April 24, 2011
You can meet the famous "Froggy" at many area libraries this month!
National Children's Book Week is May 2 - May 8. The St. Charles City-Country Library District suggests that you celebrate it by reading books as a family. Check out the wide variety of children's programming available at the St. Charles City-County Library District's branch libraries in May. Keep in mind that many of these programs have limits on the numbers of participants. Register early! Check with the individual libraries for more information. NORTH COUNTY BRANCH, PORTAGE DES SIOUX KATHRYN LINNEMANN BRANCH, ST. CHARLES KISKER ROAD BRANCH, ST. CHARLES MCCLAY BRANCH, ST. CHARLES SPENCER ROAD BRANCH, ST. PETERS MIDDENDORF-KREDELL BRANCH, O'FALLON DEER RUN BRANCH, O'FALLON LIBRARY EXPRESS AT WINGHAVEN, O'FALLON CORPORATE PARKWAY BRANCH, …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
New regulations bring district in line with state statutes.
The St. Charles City-County Library District Board of Trustees voted Monday night to change the way it handles the personal information of library patrons. The board voted to change the district's policy on publicly accessible reserves. Currently the information is searchable via the patron's last name. The library will now use a combination of library card numbers with letters from the patron's first and last name. Each patron will be given their specific identification information, but it won't be obvious to others at the self-pickup reserve desks who held the book in reserve. The library will move immediately toward changing circulation software and book wrappers with the goal of having all the changes made by July 1 at all branches. …