Theodore Austin Cutler Memorial Library

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Basic Information

Established: 1938
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Address: 312 Michigan Avenue St. Louis, MI 48880
Phone Number: 989-681-5141
Fax Number: 989-681-2077
Director: Jessica Little

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Additional Information

Computer Capabilities:

Public access computers with Microsoft Office productivity suite and high speed internet.
Wi-fi available in the library and from the parking lot (24/7).
Printing services available from a library owned computer or through our wi-fi network for those who bring their own devices.

Education Programs: Preschool Story Hour annually from Labor Day to Memorial Day for children ages 3-5. Summer Reading Programs annually from June 1 to the latter half of August for ages 3-18. Various special programs throughout the year.
Summer Programs: We annually host a free program from June 1 to late August to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer. The program is themed around a particular topic every year and typically features special events that highlight facets of the topic. For instance the year of Stories Around the World featured a special event day for each of the continents (except Antarctica) and highlighted a country from each continent in particular. The program is open to all children between the ages of 3 and 18 with different challenges and events for early literacy, children, and teens.
Membership Details:

Anyone is welcome to use the library and participate in events. If you want to register for a library card in order to borrow materials, adults much present proof of current address (no residency requirements) and fill out a short registration form. For minors ages 5-15 they must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must co-sign the registration card and present proof of address.

Library Information:

The library is home to a physical collection of books, magazines, audiobooks, music cds, DVDs, Blu-rays, and magazines numbering approximately 30,000 items and has access to many other library collections throughout the state via interlibrary loan. The library provides digital collections over 100,000+ items through OverDrive and Freading.

We offer public computers with high speed internet access and Microsoft Office productivity software in addition to wi-fi access for those who wish to bring their own device. We provide printing, faxing, photocopying, laminating and scanning services for a small fee.

The library has a small meeting room that is used for library programming and public meeting use by reservation and on a first-come-first-served basis when otherwise not in use.

Library History:

The City of St. Louis is proud to provide library services to the community. Library service has been a tradition in St. Louis since 1873. The city officials saw the importance of a library to the community and took over the responsibility of providing library services in 1938.

The T.A. Cutler Memorial Library has been serving the City of St. Louis and surrounding areas from its current location at 312 Michigan Avenue since 1997. Our beautiful library boasts a entire block of grounds featuring flower beds, benches and a gazebo replicating the well house at the famed "Magnetic Mineral Springs".

Exhibits: The library features a collection of enlarged and framed photographs from St. Louis's history in addition to three original watercolor paintings by G.H. Ford of the old Park Hotel and surrounding area; an original canvas mural painted by former St. Louis resident Lindsay Thiemkey; three framed Mercer Mayer prints; and an original sketch by former resident Naoma Lewis Church.