A Message from the Librarian

  • Winter Reading Challenge 2023-24

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 11/17/2023

    Winter Reading challenge

    Join the Winter Reading Challenge at the St. Louis County Library! All ages are welcome to join, with the challenge running Dec. 1 - 31. Everyone who reads gets a chance to win prices. Books can be tracked online or through an app. For additional details and directions on signing up, please visit SLCL's website.

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  • Southview Student Ben Oelzen Donates Books

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 5/26/2023

    Ben Oelzen shows off the label inside one of the books he has donated.Southview High School student Ben Oelzen, has donated several books to the school library! Ben earns money by doing chores around the home. He decided which title he would like to purchase with his own money. With help from his mom, Ben orders online. It's a very exciting day when Ben proudly presents the latest book to Ms. Kay Glass, Southview library clerk. Ms. Kay catalogs the title, puts a label on it, and places the books on the shelf for student check out.

    Ben with his donated collection of booksNot only does Ben supply good books to our school - he regularly shares his read-aloud talents with his classmates and teachers. Southview is proud of Ben and his love for literacy. Thank you, Ben! 

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  • Summer Reading Fun!

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 5/19/2023

    St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club All Together Now June 1 through August 5St. Louis County Library’s popular summer reading clubs kick-off on June 1 and run through August 5. The programs offer great prizes for the whole family! Register through St. Louis County Library's website.

    Everyone who signs up will receive a free book, and there will be drawings for other prizes through the summer.

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  • Southview Book Fair

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 4/11/2023

    The Book Fair is back for 2023!

    April 24-28, 2023

    Monday and Tuesday: 9 AM-3:45 PM

    Wednesday 9 AM-5:30 PM

    Thursday and Friday 9 AM-3:45 PM


    Join us in Southview’s Library and check out the Book Fair or shop online!


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  • MASL Mark Twain Nominees

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 12/12/2022

    Mark Twain Award Nominees

    Southview students can help decide who wins the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Mark Twain Award for the best book! Anyone who reads or listens to four books from our collection of nominated books can vote for their favorite. Then, in March, we will be watching for the announcement of which book wins and plan a celebration for everyone who votes.

    Copies of the books are in the library. They can also be accessed through SORA, in either print or audio versions.


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  • Southview's Virtual Library

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 10/22/2021

    Check out Southview's Virtual Library, which is always open! The Virtual Library will be updated monthly, with links to books and videos. Click on different objects to see where they lead! 

    Southview's Virtual Library

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  • Sora

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 9/20/2021

    Open a world of reading. Sora: The student reading app

    Southview families and staff


    SSD now has access to Sora!! Sora provides students quick access to thousands of popular kid-friendly eBooks and audiobooks. Students can read or listen to the books on a computer, tablet, or mobile device while they are in the classroom or at home. Everything is automatically returned, so worries about keeping track of the items. 

    Also, Sora can connect to St. Louis County Library and students can borrow their materials without a separate library card. Check it out!

    You can find directions to log-in here.  Please contact me for help with this wonderful new resource.  



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  • Welcome back!

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 8/26/2021

    A bulletin board at Southview School. The bulletin board has busses driving down a road with signs that spell out Southview.


    Welcome back to the library!  We are so excited to have students back in the library. Please come in for materials, or to ask us questions, anytime.

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  • Summer Reading Club

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 5/25/2021

    summer reading clubThe St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club starts on June 1!  You can print out the forms or pick them up at any branch.

    Click here for more information.

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  • Book Fair

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 4/8/2021

    April is book fair season at Southview. While we can't, unfortunately, hold our normal book fair, we will have a virtual one. It will run from April 12-April 25. Please watch for more announcements and reminders!

    Click here to order after April 12.

    book fair

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