Listen Online! Public Library Directors on the Air: Kristen Sorth, Director of St. Louis County Library, Interviewed on Public Radio
St. Louis County Library has been going through some changes these past few years – closing and reopening renovated branches and experimenting with other new programs. To date, the system will have 17 renovated or replaced branches by year’s end.
In 2018, a few more branches will be renovated and then St. Louis County Library headquarters will be updated. You can find a full list of completed and planned projects here.
While there are many changes, [Kristen] Sorth [Director of the St. Louis County Public Library] of the said the core service of the library system is the same.
“The library is a place where people can find information, but it is also about community and coming to a place where you can attend programs, hear authors or hear music, spend time, do some research or start a business using our free WiFi,” Sorth said.
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