All libraries closed December 24 - 25. Dayton's Bluff Library closed December 23 - 26.

The Bookmobile is out of service. See the interim schedule.

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Housing: Where do we live and how did…

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Learn about these timely housing issues varying from homelessness to aging at home.

Civic Lab: Housing Insecurity

Civic Lab is an interactive display that addresses issues impacting the community and engages citizens in conversations relevant to them.

YOUR Library - Now Fine Free!

Daily late fines are now a thing of the past. Learn more about what this means for you!

Winter Maker Break 2018

Free, hands-on activities for kids ages 7-11 over Winter Break, December 26-30, 2018.

Kids & Teens

Brave Art: Teen Art Workshops Brave Art: Teen Art Workshops

All teens, ages 12-18, are welcome in this interactive and informative art workshop. Led by local artist, Sarah Nelson of Inverted Arts.
All teens, ages 12-18, are welcome in this interactive and informative art workshop. Led by local artist, Sarah Nelson of Inverted Arts.

Read Brave: Build a Gingerbread House Read Brave: Build a Gingerbread House

Dec 27th | 1:00pm - 3:30pm
What does a home look like? Who lives in your house? Where do the animals go in the winter? Join us in building gingerbread  houses,…
What does a home look like? Who lives in your house? Where do the animals go in the winter? Join us in building gingerbread  houses,…

Lifelong Learning

Housing and Community Resource Day Housing and Community Resource Day

Dec 22nd | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Chat with social workers and community advocates who can connect you with services related to housing, health care, chemical dependency
Chat with social workers and community advocates who can connect you with services related to housing, health care, chemical dependency

Learn to Use Online Resources Learn to Use Online Resources

The Library give you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital…
The Library give you free access to an ever-growing array of digital resources, including e-books from OverDrive and cloudLibrary, digital…

Northstar Digital Assessment 2.0 Northstar Digital Assessment 2.0

Saint Paul Public Library is excited to partner with the Northstar Digital Literacy Project version 2.0. The updated version launched in…
Saint Paul Public Library is excited to partner with the Northstar Digital Literacy Project version 2.0. The updated version launched in…

Study and Practice for Tests Online Study and Practice for Tests Online

You can study for and practice tests online, free with your library card! The Learning Express Library gives you access to nearly 1,000…
You can study for and practice tests online, free with your library card! The Learning Express Library gives you access to nearly 1,000…

Staff Picks

Oh the Weather Outside Is Frightful Oh the Weather Outside Is Frightful

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How to survive a Minnesota winter in 10 easy steps.
How to survive a Minnesota winter in 10 easy steps.

New and Upcoming for December 2018 New and Upcoming for December 2018

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Here's what's new and coming soon in December.
Here's what's new and coming soon in December.

Read Brave Documentary & Narrative Films Read Brave Documentary & Narrative Films

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These documentaries, narrative films, and streaming videos address the 2018-19 READ BRAVE themes of affordable housing, housing scarcity,…
These documentaries, narrative films, and streaming videos address the 2018-19 READ BRAVE themes of affordable housing, housing scarcity,…

New and Upcoming DVDs - December 2018 New and Upcoming DVDs - December 2018

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A few highlights from the December DVD order.
A few highlights from the December DVD order.

Digital Content

The Friends

Video: Young Mentors Group at Sun Ray Video: Young Mentors Group at Sun Ray

The Friends profiles Sun Ray's Young Mentors, a group of young people from East Side that convene to connect and support each other.
The Friends profiles Sun Ray's Young Mentors, a group of young people from East Side that convene to connect and support each other.

Who Funds the Library, anyway? Who Funds the Library, anyway?

The short answer is, you do. Saint Paul Public Library is part of the City of Saint Paul, so a portion of your tax dollars goes towards keeping SPPL branches running. But even in a city that loves its libraries, public funding isn’t enough...
The short answer is, you do.

Cultural Programs for Curious People Cultural Programs for Curious People

For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See...
For 25 years, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has offered programs that entertain, enrich, and nourish curious minds. See what’s coming up.

Support the Library You Love Support the Library You Love

When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone.
When you give to The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, you help make resources available to everyone. This is how lives change, and this is how our communities get stronger. Invest in your community. Invest in your Library.

News

Saint Paul eliminates library late fines Saint Paul eliminates library late fines

Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.
Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.

St. Paul Launches City Reading Program St. Paul Launches City Reading Program

"Through focused conversations, Read Brave helps us better understand [housing] challenges, so we can address those challenges together."
"Through focused conversations, Read Brave helps us better understand [housing] challenges, so we can address those challenges together."

Finalists selected for Art at Rondo Finalists selected for Art at Rondo

Finalists announced to install a permanent public artwork on the library’s façade
Finalists announced to install a permanent public artwork on the library’s façade

A tweet by: Mayor Melvin Carter

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