Central Library in St. Louis – Reopening!

When, you ask? December 2012!

Designed by American architect Cass Gilbert and built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie and the citizens of St. Louis, Central Library opened its doors in 1912. For 100 years, Central Library has faithfully served the people of St. Louis, however, because of its intense use, Central’s infrastructure and systems must be modernized and updated.















The 21st Century Central Library

~65% increase in public space
~Free WiFi and expanded Computer Lab
~New Children’s & Teen rooms
~The Creative Experience – Interactive lab to showcase new technology
~New Locust Street Atrium & Cafe
~A 244 seat Auditorium

Did you know that St. Louis Public Library is #2 in the Nation?!

-Free to everyone
17 locations
-56,000 children attend literacy programs annually
198,000 attend library programs annually
490,000 public access computer uses
2,300,000 annual visitors
3,000,000 annual website visits
4,700,000 items available

For more information or on ways you can gift to Central Library, visit C2YW.org

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