The Bookmobile will be out of service beginning Wednesday, August 1, for repairs. See the interim schedule.

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Maker Camps (July 9 - August 24)

Maker Camps are an opportunity for youth to be engaged and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Camps run July 9

AFI's 100 Years 100 Movies

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As determined by a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics, and historians

Summer fun and learning at the library

Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges!

Kids & Teens

Teen Tech Crew: Lego Car Tournament Teen Tech Crew: Lego Car Tournament

Do you have a need for speed? Come join Teen Tech Crew at the lego car tournament where you build cars and compete against other people.
Do you have a need for speed? Come join Teen Tech Crew at the lego car tournament where you build cars and compete against other people.

Reading Tree with the Saints Reading Tree with the Saints

The Saints will bring along some special guests, like their pink fluffy mascot, Mudonna, a Saints player and a children's book author.
The Saints will bring along some special guests, like their pink fluffy mascot, Mudonna, a Saints player and a children's book author.

Free Summer Meals at the Library Free Summer Meals at the Library

Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with Saint Paul Public Schools this summer to offer free snacks and meals at several locations.
Saint Paul Public Library is partnering with Saint Paul Public Schools this summer to offer free snacks and meals at several locations.

Check out a Nature Smart backpack! Check out a Nature Smart backpack!

Available at six library locations. Lots of themes to choose from – and our librarians can help get your exploration started!
Available at six library locations. Lots of themes to choose from – and our librarians can help get your exploration started!

Lifelong Learning

NDC Workshop - Social Media NDC Workshop - Social Media

Aug 21st | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free! Call Neighborhood Development Center to register, 651-379-8113. This is a workPLACE event.
Free! Call Neighborhood Development Center to register, 651-379-8113. This is a workPLACE event.

Borrow a Power Check Meter Borrow a Power Check Meter

Measure the electrical energy consumed by your electrical appliances. Instructions included.
Measure the electrical energy consumed by your electrical appliances. Instructions included.

NDC Workshop - First Steps to Starting… NDC Workshop - First Steps to Starting…

Sep 4th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn the basics of a business plan and get introduced to the resources NDC has available to help you start and finance your small…
Learn the basics of a business plan and get introduced to the resources NDC has available to help you start and finance your small…

Teach Yourself Technology Teach Yourself Technology

Free online tutorials to help you learn general technology skills or master the library's online resources.
Free online tutorials to help you learn general technology skills or master the library's online resources.

Staff Picks

Pitchfork's Story of Tropicalia Pitchfork's Story of Tropicalia

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in 20 Albums (of which we've got 12...)
in 20 Albums (of which we've got 12...)

New and Upcoming DVDs - August 2018 New and Upcoming DVDs - August 2018

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Some highlights of the upcoming month of DVDs.
Some highlights of the upcoming month of DVDs.

New and Upcoming Music - August 2018 New and Upcoming Music - August 2018

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Some of the new and classic titles ordered this month.
Some of the new and classic titles ordered this month.

New & Upcoming for Teens - August 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens - August 2018

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

New and Upcoming for Mid-August New and Upcoming for Mid-August

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Here are some new and upcoming titles we are excited for this August!
Here are some new and upcoming titles we are excited for this August!

Digital Content

The Friends

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.

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.

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

Drag Story Hour slays in St. Paul Drag Story Hour slays in St. Paul

BY HANNAH JONES, CITYPAGES The room was steamy, and not just because there was a summer rain finishing up outside, but also because the…
BY HANNAH JONES, CITYPAGES The room was steamy, and not just because there was a summer rain finishing up outside, but also because the…

Volunteer of the Year: Jerri Jo Brandt Volunteer of the Year: Jerri Jo Brandt

Jerri Jo Brandt has been volunteering at Riverview Library since 2009.
Jerri Jo Brandt has been volunteering at Riverview Library since 2009.

SPPL launches new website and catalog SPPL launches new website and catalog

SPPL will launch a new website, online catalog, and integrated events calendar on Tuesday, May 15.
SPPL will launch a new website, online catalog, and integrated events calendar on Tuesday, May 15.

SPPL open during Rice Park construction SPPL open during Rice Park construction

Getting to downtown Saint Paul—and the George Latimer Central Library—may be a challenge this summer!
Getting to downtown Saint Paul—and the George Latimer Central Library—may be a challenge this summer!
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