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St. Charles City-County Library Celebrates 50 Years of Service

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Article Date
August 18, 2023

St. Charles County, Missouri – August 1, 2023 marked the 50th anniversary of the St. Charles City-County Library. Since 1973, the Library has inspired, informed, and served residents throughout St. Charles County by offering reading materials, classes and events, business and educator resources, community gathering spaces, early literacy computers, and more. 

County residents are invited to celebrate with the Library this August with classes and events highlighting the history of the Library, such as a 1970s Pop Culture Trivia event on Tuesday, August 29 at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch and 50th Anniversary Bookshelf Quilting classes at the Spencer Road Branch. 

New and current Library card holders are invited to pick up a limited edition 50th anniversary library card while supplies last. Cards are available at all Library locations, free of charge, and customers are welcome to keep their current barcode numbers. Additionally, visitors can take home a commemorative gift while supplies last. 

In 1964, the St. Charles Public Library at 572 Jefferson was renamed Kathryn Linnemann Library in honor of the woman who started the first public library in St. Charles. In 1973, the St. Charles City-County Library was formed when the Kathryn Linnemann Library joined forces with the Wentzville and O’Fallon Plaza branches. The past 50 years have seen many changes; the Library’s card catalog migrated to the digital world and their collection of VHS and vinyl records gave way to new technology. Take a trip down memory lane by viewing historic photographs and videos on the Library’s website,

Flash forward to 2023 and the Library is still here, celebrating all the ways we have read, learned, grown, and explored together for 50 years.