Welcome to Youth Services

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Summer Events for Kids
Summer Events for Teens

2018 Summer Reading Program
May 19 - July 20

For children from Birth - 17.

Begin tracking your reading on Saturday, May 19.
Children under age 4:  Count the books read to them.
Age 4 & up: Track the minutes spent reading in 15 minute increments.
Reporting begins on Friday, May 25

Click here for more information.

Download our Summer Reading Program Flyer and Calendar of Events.
Now at UCPL
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Early Literacy Program
Birth - Age 5

Reading to your children is the best and easiest way to prepare them for school. Pick up a 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Packet at the Youth Services Desk to get started on this fun way of introducing your child to books. You may also download and print the Parent Letter, Log Sheets, and Sticker Reward Sheet from your computer.  
Tablets Just for Kids 3 - 7

Pre-loaded with educational games & apps,
each with a different educational theme.
7 day checkout.



My First Library Card
For ages 1-5.
Check out Juvenile (Children's) Books, Audiobooks, & CDs.
No Fines for late returns (at UCPL only).

Parent/Guardian is responsible for lost or damaged items.

We are located on the north side of the second floor of UCPL

We do our best to provide a child and family friendly environment for kids to discover the joys of books.

If you have any questions or concerns call us at 314-727-3150 or email: kyoung@ucitylibrary.org

Our friendly staff is here to help you with your reading & research needs:

Ms. Karen (Karen Young): Children's Librarian & Youth Services Department Head
Ms. W: Senior Librarian Assistant & Storyteller
Ms. C: Senior LIbrarian Assistant & Webmaster
Amber:  Assistant & Graphic Novel Specialist
Stephanie: Assistant, Outreach Storytime, & Prize Procurement
Matt & Claire: Shelvers
Sue Anne: Outreach Assistant