Library officials moving forward with building projects

St. Louis County Library officials announced today — March 24 — that the first phase of the library’s capital-improvement project is moving forward.

Information about the building projects is now available at

, according to a news release.

In 2012, voters approved Proposition L, a 6-cent tax-rate increase, to fund new facilities and upgrades to existing structures, as well as enhanced library programs and services.

Library officials are moving forward with that plan, which includes two new facilities starting construction this year — replacement branches for Tesson Ferry and Lewis & Clark — as well as upgrades and renovations at three branches — Indian Trails, Jamestown Bluffs and Rock Road.

New building projects funded by Prop L will feature open floor plans, comfortable seating, enhanced children’s areas, abundant natural light, study areas, meeting spaces and a technology-friendly design, the release stated. All of the new buildings will incorporate sustainable design strategies.

The buildings will provide a safe and accessible place for people to come to for information, programs, collaboration, community and fun, according to the release.

Facility upgrades will include a focus on making buildings more accessible. Additional improvements may include renovated restrooms, new furniture and seating options, fresh paint and carpeting, digital signage and upgraded parking lots.

Details about the building projects will be posted to

as they become available. The website also includes a link for customer feedback and a signup form to obtain updates.