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Social worker Katie Lappe is photographed on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023, at the Natural Bridge Branch of the St. Louis County Library. Lappe is one of the social workers operating out of five St. Louis County Library branches, part of a program the county is looking to make permanent.
Tristen Rouse
St. Louis Public Radio
The social workers are based at five St. Louis County Library branches. The program was conceived in 2021, but the process of signing contracts and hiring staff took longer than expected.
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