Friday, March 22, 2013
Police are searching for the car in this photo after a library patron reported a situation that seemed "amiss" between a teen girl and a man; then, a different 13-year-old was reportedly approached by a similar man as she walked home.
UPDATED: 11:55 a.m. Saturday, March 23- Kirkwood police are searching for a "suspicious person" after an incident at the Oak Bend Library on Wednesday; later, police said, a man reportedly approached a 13-year-old girl as she walked home alone. Police sent out a news release Friday evening stating they are looking for a man after a patron of the library contacted police about an interaction between him and a teenage girl. Authorities said they believe he may have been driving the red car in the photo included in this article. Police tell Patch that after the library incident, a different 13-year-old girl was approached by a man matching the same description as she walked home alone. Police believe it is the same man involved in both …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A study from Central Connecticut State University places St. Louis in the top 10 most literate cities in the U.S.
A new study indicates book worms and bibliophiles populate St. Louis. Central Connecticut State University released a study today naming the top 10 most literatue U.S. cities. The study, according to the university's website, focused on newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical publishing resources, educational attainment and internet resources. Here's CCSU's top ten most literate cities: We're wondering how often you read. Do you always have a book open, or is it a rare occasion to paruse the library shelves?
Thursday, March 3, 2011
This week, we asked local librarians to recommend five good reads for adults and for kids.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
In honor of Read Across America Day, this week's Patch Picks features five must-read books for kids and for grown-up kids. We talked to local librarians to get their picks, but we'd love to hear from you, too. Leave a comment to let us know what you're reading. We asked Lynn Bosso, director of youth services at Kirkwood Public Library, which books she recommends for kids. Here are her picks, and her comments on each: Pat Rohan, reference manager for Kirkwood Public Library, had a few recommendations for adults as well, ranging from history to mystery. Here are her picks: All of these can be found at your local library, whether you use Kirkwood Public Library, Webster Groves Public Library or St. Louis County Library. We also have a couple …