Back to School

We're here to help! As the new school year kicks off, know that the library is here to support students, parents, and educators!

Back to School Celebration: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Rice Street Library (1011 Rice Street)

As families and educators gear up for the school year, know that the library is here for support! Join us at a back to school celebration at Rice Street Library! Light refreshments will be served, and special guest Councilmember Amy Brendmoen (Ward 5) will say a few words and hand out FREE library-branded school supplies, including pencils, pencil bags, and folders on a first-come, first-served basis. Rice Street’s Homework Center will be open and guests will be invited to learn more about the library’s resources for students and educators!

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Homework Centers

One-to-one homework tutoring, resources, and a place to study available at 6 library locations.

Reading Together

The Reading Together program nurtures a child's pleasure in reading. Students and trained mentors meet weekly, one-on-one, to work on grade-level reading skills.

Brainfuse HelpNow

One-to-one homework help from online tutors is available every day, 1-11 p.m. Tutoring services are available in English or Spanish. Other services on the site are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Createch is a physical space for teens to gather, access tools needed to pursue interests and spark new passions, and be encouraged by mentors who support their individual growth. Offered at five locations.

Library Go

Library Go provides instant, virtual access to the library for all Saint Paul Public Schools students. All you need is your student ID and date of birth. Since launching last year, nearly 40,000 e-books and physical items have been checked out. 

For Educators

Learn about all the resources available to educators including Educator Status Cards, online materials requests, and more!