Library Foundation Receives $30,000 Grant From MetLife Foundation—PRESS RELEASE – Pt.4

About the St. Louis Public Library

Founded in 1865, the St. Louis Public Library is currently ranked as the #2 urban library in the nation. The St. Louis Public Library has 16 locations across the city and sees more than 2.3 million visitors each year. The Library has more than 4.7 million books and items in its collection and more than 83,000 library cardholders. For more information about the St. Louis Public Library and its services, visit

About the St. Louis Public Library Foundation

Created in 1989, the Library Foundation supports the St. Louis Public Library's programs and services through fundraising and building relationships with others who share a passion for the library's work. For information or to learn how you can support Central Library, visit or call Rick Simoncelli at 314.539.0360.

About MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 by MetLife to carry on its longstanding tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. In youth development, MetLife Foundation funds initiatives that promote mentoring and provide safe places and constructive activities for young people, particularly during out-of-school time. For more information, visit

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