Creating extraordinary experiences
Born to Read
Raising readers

The Born to Read program provides new parents at area hospitals with a bag filled with early literacy information, a board book, and other items. Parents also receive an invitation to celebrate their child’s first birthday at the library where they will receive another free book. Since the program began in 2015, the Foundation has provided over 12,000 bags a year to new parents.

Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Designing a new community vision

Hip Hop Architecture Camp is an innovative program that pairs young people with architects, urban planners and hip hop artists to create a unique vision for their communities. The Library Foundation funded the camp, which invited students to redesign a St. Louis metro train stop to make it more welcoming. After creating their designs, they worked with hip hop artists from the neighborhood to create a music video to rap their ideas. Watch the video!