Our September recipient of our Jeans BeCause program is the St. Louis County Library District. The St. Louis County Library District was established as a political subdivision of the State of Missouri with taxing authority by an election held in April of 1946. The first library building opened in 1947 and was quickly followed by two branch locations in the heavily populated portion of North County. The 1960s saw an additional four branches, including a new Headquarters building and the first of many building expansions. This building boom resulted in the construction of branches throughout the 524 square miles of the county. A tax levy passed in 1973 allowed the library to add 12 branches to the system, bringing the total number of branch locations to 20. The St. Louis County Library is supported primarily by the property taxes of District residents.
The Mission of the St. Louis County Library District is to provide the resources and services to enrich individual minds, enhance lives and expand perspectives.To learn more about St. To learn more about the St. Louis County Library, explore their many programs, author events, and to learn how to volunteer, click here.
On September 17, 2016, the St. Louis County Library Foundation hosted a dinner benefiting the Born to Read Program- an outreach program for moms, dads and newborns. Pictured below are Mark Drew, Bob Harrison, Joe Duncan, John Drew, and Mike Hanson from D&H.