Dive deep into the underwater adventures at JCL this March!

From activities and seminars to challenges and crafts,

you'll find something for everyone at every JCL location-- all month long!

Keep reading to discover challenges, prizes, programs, and books!

Participate in our Beanstack challenge by completing six out of the fourteen badges for an exciting opportunity to win a $100 gift card! Log your "Dive In" activities in Beanstack or turn in your paper logs by April 1. 

Choose from a variety of fantastic options including the St. Louis Aquarium, St. Louis Zoo, Bass Pro Shops, Big Muddy Adventures, or even a seafood restaurant of your preference. 

Click any event to see more information and to register, or visit the full calendar right here.



Themed Story Hour: 

Bottlecap Fish

All Ages

Monday, March 4

10:30 AM

Themed Story Hour: 

Crab Headband

All Ages


March 11

10:30 AM


Undersea Shark Paintings

Ages 12-17 Y


March 2

2 PM

Shark Fin Bookmark

Take-Home Craft Kit

Ages 3-12 Y

March 4-9

Paper Turtle Take-Home Craft Kit

Ages 3-12 Y

March 11-16


Zoo Interview with a Penguin Expert

and Happy Feet (PG) Movie Showing

Everyone is welcome. Please note movie rating.

Saturday, March 23

1 PM

Shark Porthole Take-Home Craft


March 1-31

Sea Creature Puzzles

Ages 2-8 Y

March 1-31

Crafts: Shark, Jewel Mosaic Sea Creatures, Frogs

Ages 2-8 Y

March 1-31

Windsor Elementary Shark Display

All Ages

March 1-31

Splash into one of these aquatic reads,

or discover your own through our catalog or a browse through the shelves!


Moby Dick

Herman Melville

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway


Peter Benchley

In the Heart of the Sea

Nathaniel Philbrick


Daphne du Maurier

How to Stay Alive:

The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Bear Grylls

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne

Our House is On Fire

Greta Thunberg

Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

An Immense World

Ed Yong

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Nick Offerman

The Wager

David Grann


Dark Life

Kat Falls


Anna-Marie McLemore

Hidden Systems: 

Water, Electricity, the Internet, and the Secrets Behind the Systems We Use Every Day

Dan Nott

The Raft

S.A. Bodeen

The Storm

Donna Jo Napoli

Of Poseidon

Anna Banks

Devil's Ballast

Meg Caddy


Adrienne Young

Prince of Song and SEa

Linsey Miller

The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide

J. Elle


S is for Save the Planet:

A How-to-Be Green Alphabet

Brad Herzog

Jim Curious:

A Voyage to the Heart of the Sea

Matthias Picard

Consider the Octopus

Nora Raleigh Baskin

Clark the Shark

Bruce Hale

Pete the Cat:

Pete at the Beach

Kimberly and James Dean

The Great Shark Rescue:

Saving the Whale Sharks

Sandra Markle


A Deep Dive of Discovery

Christy Mihaly

Plankton is Pushy

Jonathan Fenske

Island of the Blue Dolphins

Scott O'Dell

Sharky McShark

Alison Murray

Hooray for Fish

Lucy Cousins


Margie Palatini

My First Swim Class

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Saving Animals from Oil Spills

Stephen Person

Do Fish Drink?

First Questions and Answers About Water

Jacqueline A. Ball

You Wouldn't Want to

Live Without Clean Water!

Roger Canavan

The Tale of Emily Windsnap

Liz Kessler

Lalani of the Distant Sea

Erin Estrada Kelly

Turtle Island

Kevin Sherry

Barnacle is Bored

Jonathan Fenske