On Monday, June 22 St. Charles City-County Library Branches will open our doors and return to in-person Library service. Learn more here. Note: Due to recent flooding, the Kathryn Linnemann Branch remains closed.


St. Charles County Reads



Even though we’re apart, we can all be a part of a movement that brings us together. It's time for a new topic of conversation in our community. Let's change the channel!

Join the St. Charles City-County Library for its inaugural community reading event, St. Charles County Reads

  Introducing How to Bake Everything by Mark Bittman, our first St. Charles County Reads selection. Discover over 2000 recipes that will educate and entertain the whole family. Commit to read (and bake) with us!   


  How to Bake Everything is available free with your library card on Hoopla and Overdrive. (Prefer to own a copy? Order it through our local independent bookstore partner, Main Street Books.)  

Register to Participate

When you register for St. Charles County Reads, you’ll receive email notifications about upcoming events and have a chance to win a gift basket full of baking supplies, or gift cards from delicious local bakeries and community partners!


Connect with Us

Spread the word about St. Charles County Reads by sharing your thoughts and pictures about "How to Bake Everything" on social media. Connect with us through FacebookTwitter, or Instagram using our St. Charles County Reads hashtag, #SCCReads.

Whether your baking attempts are a masterpiece or a "Nailed It" entry, we look forward to seeing how you’re learning and using this book. Watch for special St. Charles County Reads social media events, virtual classes, and demonstrations too.


Can’t get enough?

Use these resources from our eLibrary to find more baking instructions, recipe ideas, and fun food-inspired fiction: