Dear Library Friends, Librarians love intellectual freedom. For everyone. Young, old, and in between. Allow me to share a statement that describes what this means: ‘The “freedom to read” is more than just a shorthand for encouraging curiosity and inquiry. It is a pillar of our democracy. Intellectual freedom means that all of us have the right to explore and engage with the ideas we choose, and to be informedRead More →

The Brentwood Public Library in St. Louis, Missouri requests the submission of qualifications from qualified firms to provide Architectural Services to create a building program for the Library as described in this Request for Qualifications. The response must be received no later than 5:30 p.m. C.T., on October 19, 2021. Contact Information and Questions Any firm desiring an explanation or interpretation of the Request for Qualifications must request it inRead More →

The Big Library Read begins today! The featured title ‘The Quiet Girl’ by S.F. Kosa is available with no waitlists or holds June 28 – July 12 from Libby or Overdrive.  Share your thoughts on social media using #biglibraryread for a chance to win a tablet and a book signed by the author.Read More →

The Brentwood Library Board of Trustees met via Zoom on Monday, June 8, 2020. Below is a link to the meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions at or call 314-963-8636.Read More →

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 The Brentwood Library Board of Trustees met via Zoom . Below is a link to the meeting. Please let us know if you have any questions at or call 314-963-8636. Copy of the Director’s Report for May 5, 2020Read More →

A man is found dead in his house in the Polish countryside. Two neighbors discover him and call the police. One of them is the protagonist. Ms. Duszejko, who hates her first name, Janina, often speaks her truth without a filter. Though she is advised not to by her friends. They fear that people will think she is a crazy old lady. That old stereotype. Beyond sexuality and beyond theRead More →

UPDATE July 28, 2020 Starting on Monday, August 3rd, 2020, we will be rolling back to “curbside only” service at the library. Our hours will change as well to reflect the patterns of use that we have seen over the last few weeks. Monday-Friday 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UPDATE July 6, 2020 Starting on July 6th we will offer limited access to the library building primarily forRead More →

The Other Einstein

We read The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict this month. It was an interesting read, but I think a lot of folks were troubled by the imagined intimate details of their lives. Here are some other books that we are enjoying in our spare time: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee The Alice Network by Kay Quinn The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson Before We Were Yours by Lisa WingateRead More →

We all read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick this month because I thought we should read a graphic novel this year. Though this book is not technically a graphic novel, it uses drawings and photographs and movie stills in new and exciting ways that are not just ways to enhance an interesting story, but as a new way to tell a story. It pays homage to theRead More →