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Women Rock!

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Some history books have whittled it down to just Janis Joplin. Here are more than 50 other women who rock.

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!

Ice Cream Socials

Live music, voter registration, activities for all ages

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!

Kids & Teens

WATCH: Live Penguin at Riverview WATCH: Live Penguin at Riverview

Summer Spark and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory presents Penguins! at Riverview Library. Learn about Cupid, the African penguin.
Summer Spark and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory presents Penguins! at Riverview Library. Learn about Cupid, the African penguin.

Summer Reads Summer Reads

Keep kids reading throughout the summer with Summer Reads! Children will meet with a summer buddy in weekly sessions to practice reading.
Keep kids reading throughout the summer with Summer Reads! Children will meet with a summer buddy in weekly sessions to practice reading.

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.

Maker Camps (July 9 - August 24) 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
Maker Camps are an opportunity for youth to be engaged and inspired by science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Camps run July 9

Lifelong Learning

Art at Rondo Art at Rondo

Transforming Rondo Community Library's facade with engaging public art inspired by the community.
Transforming Rondo Community Library's facade with engaging public art inspired by the community.

Learn a New Language Learn a New Language

Use Transparent Language Online to learn 90+ languages (including English) -- available for free with your library card!
Use Transparent Language Online to learn 90+ languages (including English) -- available for free with your library card!

Learn New Skills with Lynda.com Learn New Skills with Lynda.com

Lynda.com features online instructional videos covering software, technology, creative, and business skills. Free with your library card.
Lynda.com features online instructional videos covering software, technology, creative, and business skills. Free with your library card.

Staff Picks

New & Upcoming for Teens -- July 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens -- July 2018

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

New and Upcoming - July 20, 2018 New and Upcoming - July 20, 2018

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New and upcoming books for July 2018.
New and upcoming books for July 2018.

Terrible and lovely Terrible and lovely

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Beautifully rendered horror, from the gently eerie to the gruesome and grotesque. Spooky graphic novels, online comics, and illustrations…
Beautifully rendered horror, from the gently eerie to the gruesome and grotesque. Spooky graphic novels, online comics, and illustrations…

New & Upcoming for Kids - July 2018 New & Upcoming for Kids - July 2018

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

Croatia 101 Croatia 101

recommended by SPPL_Jessica
Croatia made it to the World Cup Final! Here is a smattering of history, fiction, travel information, and music if you are interested in…
Croatia made it to the World Cup Final! Here is a smattering of history, fiction, travel information, and music if you are interested in…

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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