Children flocked to the Muny to see the wonderful actors and actresses express their creativity in the musical production of Mary Poppins on Thursday, August 1. St. Louis Public Library staff were there to greet them with information about the Library’s programs and services. Many of the children took the opportunity to express their creativity on the paper provided as seen in these photos. If you like Mary Poppins at Muny, you’ll love these books about nannies and caregivers! Stop by your library to check them out.

Mary Poppins & Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers
Nurse Matilda: the collected tales by Christianna Brand
Mrs. Noodlekugel by Daniel Pinkwater
Shoes Like Miss Alice’s by Angela Johnson
Babysitting for Benjamin by Valiska Gregory
Arthur Babysits by Marc Brown








Wow, Where Did Summer Go?

We know it’s not “officially” over yet, but with all the back to school sales, class orientations, and football on the horizon it sure feels like summer is already gearing itself towards drawing to a close…

We have been so wrapped up in Summer Reading Club activities we fear the blog has been neglected (sorry!) but we’re back and ready to jump back into the excitement. Hoping to keep the thrill of summer alive? Us too. Join us for some of these great programs at your favorite St. Louis Public Library locations all week long:

Ready for a story?

Join us for storytime:

  • Monday at Baden, Kingshighway, and Machacek Branches

  • Tuesday at Central, Julia Davis, and Divoll Libraries

  • Wednesday at Carpenter, Buder, and Julia Davis Branches

  • Thursday at Buder Branch

  • Friday at Central Library

Feeling competitive?

  • Board games Tuesday at Baden and Carpenter Branches

  • Back to School Bingo Tuesday at Carondelet Branch

  • Video Gaming Thursday at Carondelet Branch

Ready to make something awesome?

  • Wicked Witch Goo Tuesday at Central Library

  • Back to School bookmarks Tuesday at Kingshighway Branch

  • Handprint Windsocks Tuesday at Machacek Branch

  • Ant Magnets Tuesday at Schlafly Branch

Ready to explore more books?

  • LIVE-Brary Wednesday at Central Library

  • Picture This Book Club at Julia Davis on Monday

  • Thursday Night Family night at Schlafly Branch

Ready to show off those skills?

  • Spy Training Thursday at Baden Branch

  • Back to School Cram and Plan Thursday at Julia Davis Branch

  • Talent show Wednesday at Buder Branch

Ready for something completely different?

  • Safety Dog Safari Monday at Carondelet Branch and Machacek Branch

How about a Movie?

  • Transformers Wednesday at Carpenter Branch

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts I & II) Friday at Julia Davis Branch

Have a Great Week!