St. Charles City-County Library is only offering curbside service. All library buildings are temporarily closed to the public. (Except for computer use by appointment only.) Learn more.

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Kathryn Linnemann Branch

Kathryn Linnemann Branch Closed for Repairs

On May 17, 2020 during a heavy rainstorm, ten inches of water breached the Kathryn Linnemann Branch Library in St. Charles. As a result, flooring, furniture, and shelving suffered extensive damage.

When repairs began, crews uncovered structural damage to the walls, floors, and foundation that were unrelated to the flood. An engineer was engaged to assess the situation and provide recommendations. Based on those findings, the building and grounds will need to undergo extensive renovations. The building has been tested for mold, and all tests indicated that there was no mold present.

Kathryn Linnemann Branch Construction Update
Engineers have finished developing solutions for the unexpected structural damage. We hope to be able to begin work on the Branch in the next several weeks. Once work begins, the exterior work should take approximately one month, provided the daytime temperature stays above 40 degrees. Interior work will take at least 6 weeks. Some interior & exterior work can be done simultaneously, but some will have to wait until the exterior waterproofing is complete. If all goes as planned we anticipate being able to reopen the branch early 2021.

We thank customers for their patience as we work to make Kathryn Linnemann Branch a safe and secure place to browse and gather again.

Partnerships with Schools
While the Kathryn Linnemann Branch is under repair, the Library has created partnerships with area schools that will allow the community to continue using library materials and services. 

Temporary Curbside Service Option for Kathryn Linnemann Customers
The Library has teamed up with Duchesne High School to offer a closer-to-home curbside service option for Kathryn Linnemann customers. While the Kathryn Linnemann Branch is under construction to remediate water damage, a classroom in the Duchesne High School Library-Computer Center, located directly across the street from the Kathryn Linnemann Branch, will serve as a temporary location for Library curbside service. Customers can pick up holds and return materials at this location.

Duchesne curbside service hours are:
Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(Closed on Friday)
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A new St. Charles City-County Library branch located inside of Orchard Farm Elementary School is now available for curbside services and materials returns. Customers can place holds online and pick them up during hours that students are not at school:

Orchard Farm curbside service hours are:
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Returning Materials and Picking up Holds at other Branches: Kathryn Linnemann customers will still have the option to return materials and pick up holds at another location. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please watch the website and Library social media for updates.


Water Damage (click images to enlarge)

Structural Damage (click images to enlarge)

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2323 Elm Street | St. Charles 63301
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Branch Manager: Asia Gross |
Information Resource Manager: Jim Rhodes | | Local History & Genealogy
Youth Services Supervisor: Julie Jackson |


Branch Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi Available
  • Free self-service fax/scan services available
  • AWE Early Literacy Station (funded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant)

Branch History

The Kathryn Linnemann Branch was named after Miss Kathryn Linnemann who started library service in St. Charles in 1913. In keeping with our namesake, the Kathryn Linnemann Branch specializes in Local History and Genealogy and provides professional staff to assist with research and a special, in-depth collection. The branch opened in its current location in 1982 and was extensively renovated in 2008. The branch is approximately 28,600 square feet and houses a collection of about 200,000 items. We have a beautiful reading area with a fireplace as well as lots of other comfortable lounge seating including booths.  We also have the largest collection of Spanish language materials available in the Library District. Our cheerful Children’s area features Early Literacy computers and a special program room. We offer many amenities for our customers including a drive-up book drop, pick up window, small study rooms, an electric cart and walker, and a beverage/snack area. I hope you will visit the Kathryn Linnemann Branch soon. Plan to stay awhile and enjoy the branch.