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Binoculars available for checkout at St. Louis County Library branches


St. Louis County Library will offer binoculars for check-out starting on July 22. Adults with a valid library card will be able to check out a pair of binoculars for a 14-day period at any SLCL branch.

The program is a partnership with the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The binoculars are great for beginners and are perfect for viewing both wildlife and the night sky.

Twenty pairs of Vortex Cross Fire 8X42 binoculars have been added to the collection for the lending program. Each pair comes with a waterproof case, a “The Night Sky” viewing guide and a “Backyard Birds of Eastern/Central North American” guide. Patrons can check out the binoculars for use in their own backyards, at the zoo, concerts or sporting events.

Special programming is being planned for patrons to use and enjoy the binoculars.

SLCL also offers telescopesmusical instrumentsWi-Fi Hotspots and Sci-Finders kits for check-out to adults with a library card.

For additional information on the binocular lending program, call (314) 994-3300 or visit www.slcl.org.

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