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St. Louis County Library Foundation Receives Donation from McBride Homes for New

(Feb 4, 2018)

St. Louis County Library Foundation received a $100,000 donation from McBride & Son Homes towards the construction of a new library in Eureka, MO. SLCL recently announced plans to build a new Eureka Hills Branch, with construction to start in 2020. The Library has purchased a 3.5-acre parcel from Six Flags, the property is located at 500 Workman Road in Eureka, Missouri. 

The new branch will replace the Eureka Hills Branch, located at 156 Eureka Towne Center. The current location is in a leased facility, formerly a Blockbuster Video store, and is approximately 6,500 square feet in size. The branch will remain open during construction.

Library Director Kristen Sorth said, “The generosity of McBride & Son Homes truly demonstrates their support of the St. Louis County Library and its mission as well as their support for the Eureka Community. We can't thank them enough for contributing to this exciting project. We look forward to building an amazing new branch in Eureka.”

“We are so excited to have the St. Louis County Library at the front door of the Arbors of Rockwood,” stated John F. Eilerman, Jr., CEO and Chairman of McBride & Son Homes. “This master planned community already includes incredible amenities, and having this new library within walking distance to our neighborhood and the new school will be beneficial to the Arbors of Rockwood residents and the Eureka community.”

The new Eureka Hills Branch will be a full service library branch encompassing 15,000 square feet. The new branch will feature an expanded collection of materials, a dynamic children’s area, private study rooms, space for programming, a quiet reading room, a community meeting room, a business center and a space for teens. The branch will be adjacent to a new housing development and elementary school.

The Eureka project is not part of the ongoing Your Library Renewed campaign to renovate or replace 19 of the library’s 20 branches. The original Facilities Master Plan did not include a construction plan for the Eureka location. At the time the plan was developed, the branch had just moved into a larger space. Library administration has since determined that the growing community in Eureka needs a full service branch.

Architects for the project will be selected through a competitive bid process in 2019. The new branch is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

Please contact Jennifer McBride, Communications Manager at 314-994-3300 ext. 2250 for media inquiries about the construction projects.


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