St. Louis County Library opened the new Mid-County Branch at 7821 Maryland Ave. in downtown Clayton on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Part of the Your Library Renewed campaign, the library is brand new and at approximately 18,860 square feet is 15% larger than its 1977 predecessor. The new branch features private study rooms, an interactive children’s area, a teen space, a computer lab and secure underground parking.
So much more than a collection of books, today’s libraries are vibrant community centers that offer spaces for gathering and learning as well as quietly reading. Activities, story times and interactive learning stations keep kids engaged while classes and traditional resources cater to the older patrons.
If you haven’t been to your neighborhood library lately, check it out. A list of local branches in St. Louis County is available at slcl.org. For local libraries in St. Charles County, visit mylibrary.org.