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Library lovers make plea to save two St. Louis County branches

“The fates of two libraries are all but sealed, but those who love their branches pleaded Monday for officials to reconsider plans to knock them down. More than 100 people attended the St. Louis County library’s Board of Trustees meeting. Speakers urged the board to re-consider plans to demolish the Lewis and Clark branch in Moline Acres and the Tesson Ferry library in Green Park. “I know you didn’t mean to make a bad decision, but you did,” Carol Hamilton, a Green Park alderwoman, told the trustees.” (via stltoday.com)

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St. Louis County library director Charles Pace resigns

“Charles Pace, who helped the St. Louis County Library pass its first tax rate increase in decades, has resigned as library director, staff members learned today. A memo gave no reason for the resignation and said it was effective July 12. Pace could not be reached for comment. Kristen Sorth, assistant director of administration, was named interim director.” (via stltoday.com)

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St. Louis’ Central Library wins honor from American Institute of Architects

“Renovated Central Library has been picked as one of the best library projects of the past two years. The American Institute of Architects chose it and five other libraries across the country for a library building award, the group announced today in a press release. The library, which originally opened in 1912,  is honored with the biennial award from the AIA and the American Library Association. The award celebrates the best in library design by U.S. licensed architects. For the St. Louis library, work was by Cannon Design.” (via St. Louis Post Dispatch)

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