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The Young Literati of the St. Louis Public Library Foundation are growing a vibrant, literary St. Louis.

Please join us!


The Young Literati believe that great cities need great libraries. The Library is a critical force for growing an educated, connected, and thriving city, and the Young Literati are committed to the Library’s continued success.

We are young St. Louis professionals in our 20s, 30s and 40s who strive to build relationships with others who share a passion for the Library’s work. We invite you to become a member and learn more about the St. Louis Public Library and all it offers our community.




“The Young Literati is an amazing way to share the passion for learning and literature imprinted on me as a child. It’s rewarding to know that children develop early reading habits and that their schoolwork benefits as a result of the programs our group supports at the St. Louis Public Library.” - Young Literati member, Amol P.





                        Join the Young Literati Today! 

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  • The knowledge that you are helping us build a thriving, educated St. Louis
  • Friend of the St. Louis Public Library Static Window Cling
  • Invitations and reserved seating at author events at the St. Louis Public Library
  • Library and Foundation e-newsletters
  • Invitations to Young Literati and SLPL Foundation events

Join the Young Literati Now!

Young Literati Book Swap:

Looking for a great book to read?  Want to talk books and grab a beer or appetizers?  Join us for the Young Literati Book Swap at Schlafly Tap Room’s North Bar.  Bring a book you’re finished with and then get ready to swap books, chat with other young professionals, and enjoy great food and drinks in a relaxed environment.


Where: Schlafly Tap Room, North Bar, 2100 Locust Street

When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm




Young Literati Book Swaps are free and open to the public - you do not need to be a member of the Young Literati to attend.  Bring a book from this month’s theme, or just any book you’d like to trade. 

Wondering what a typical Book Swap is like? Check out this article by Walrus Publishing for a run-down of a typical evening.