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Winter Maker Break 2018

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

Eliminating Late Fines

The Library and Mayor Carter are proposing eliminating late fines. Learn more about this proposal.

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.

VIDEO: When Saint Paul Reads Brave

Watch the short film, "When Saint Paul Reads Brave." When we all read the same books, we have a common experiences through which to engage.

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.

New & Upcoming for Kids -- November 2018 New & Upcoming for Kids -- November 2018

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Check out these brand-new books for kids!
Check out these brand-new books for kids!

New & Upcoming for Teens in November New & Upcoming for Teens in November

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Check out these new and upcoming books for teens!
Check out these new and upcoming books for teens!

Lifelong Learning

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 for School Age Read Brave for School Age

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Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…
Read Brave Saint Paul is a citywide, inter-generational reading program set around a common theme relevant to the city. The 2019 Read Brave…

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

MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL

A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…
A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…

Strib: No more fines for overdue books? Strib: No more fines for overdue books?

The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…
The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…

MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines

MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...

Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget

By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…
By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…

PiPress: No more late fines at library? PiPress: No more late fines at library?

It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
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