Check out what's happening this month at the Library!

There is still time to complete the Summer Reading Challenge this year even with our final date, July 27th approaching. After July 27th, our grand prize winners will be drawn and contacted to collect their prizes.
Remember to stop by a branch for our upcoming events this summer. From crafting to magician shows, there is something for everyone and every age. Check out our online Summer Reading Guide or events page to find your next event.
Start the Summer Reading Challenge

Imagination and creativity are on display at the Mandeville Branch starting with the opening reception of our Summer Community Art Showcase on July 13th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The opening reception has no cost and light refreshments will be served.
This showcase will highlight art made by STPL Adult Programming craft classes. Stroll through the stacks at the Mandeville Branch, show support to fellow budding artists, and learn more about our Adult Programming. Artwork will be on display from July 13th until August 10th.

The Library now offers a new online resource to patrons via the State Library of Louisiana's Louisiana Library Connection, Gale Presents: Udemy.
This resource offers thousands of on-demand video courses for self-paced learning to empower patrons to achieve both personal and professional growth, pursuing skills in business, technology, and personal interests.
Learn to code, sharepen your leadership skills, design with Adobe CC software, take a step into photography and filmmaking, or learn how to use MS Excel and the rest of the Microsft Suite. New courses are added and updated often so you are always up-to-date with the newest technology and best practices. 
Sign Up for Udemy

As the summer heat beats down, most have moved away from the garden to the beach. Don’t let the sweltering sun make you give up on your gardening dreams! Now is a perfect time to plan for a fall garden.
Thanks to our usual mild winters, the growing season doesn’t necessarily end, depending on the plants you decide to cultivate. According to the LSU Ag Center, most fall gardening can start in August and September, but if you want to grow tomatoes, pumpkins, peas, and okra – you should be planting in June and July.   
🌱Grow with the Library

The Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany will hold their monthly Used Book Sale on July 19th and 20th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their building located at 1301 N. Florida St. in Covington, near the St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds.

Some items start as low as 25 cents. Find books, DVDs, music and audio CDs, and puzzles, with a large selection of homeschool items and children's books. All proceeds support St. Tammany Parish Libraries. 

Each month the Friends hold a silent auction at the Covington Library with an array of interesting titles. Check the Covington Library for the auction list and starting bids.


Click here to view the Friend's webpage to view all future sale dates and the monthly auction list.

The Friends of the Slidell Library (FSL) will hold an SSSSale on Saturday, July 13th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. inside the Slidell Library, 555 Robert Blvd.
Second Saturday Special Sales are themed sales featuring specially selected books in excellent condition. The contents of this sale will include over 100 newer/current fiction books for adults that have been published within the last two years. Books will be priced as follows:  hardbacks, $3, softcovers, $2, and paperbacks, $1.  
The Friends will also have their monthly Used Book Sale on July 19th and 20th inside the Slidell Library meeting room. On Friday, July 19th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., only members may select or purchase books, however, memberships will also be sold or renewed at the door for a fee of $5 per person or $8 for families. Saturday, July 20th, will be the public book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Book prices will range from .50 cents for mass-market paperbacks and children’s books to $1 for trade paperbacks and hardcover books.
Cash and checks are accepted for all purchases.
The Friends of the Slidell Library, an all-volunteer non-profit organization founded in 1976, raises funds using used book sales and silent auctions to help support the Slidell, Pearl River, South Slidell, and Lacombe libraries. For more information on FSL and its activities, send an email to

All St. Tammany Parish Library offices and branches will be closed on July 4th, 2024 in observance of Independence Day.
All offices and branches will reopen on July 5th, 2024 for normal business hours. 
Happy Independence Day!

Looking for what's new in our collection?
See up to 180 days' worth of newly purchased books at this link:

We are very grateful for our support organizations. Learn more about them at the links below. 
St. Tammany Library Foundation
Friends of the Slidell Library  —  Friends of the Library of West St. Tammany 

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