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New book in Karen: Call for Submissions

The Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) seeks to support Karen-speaking families in our community by publishing one children’s picture book.

Summer Spark kicks off June 1

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

Spotlight: World Refugee Day

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Learn more about the immigrant and refugee experience with these resources and engaging stories.

Pride Month listens

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Pride Month, National Audiobook Month - all on one fabulous list!

Celebrate Pride Month at the library

The library will host three Drag Story Hours for families in June and July in celebration of Pride.

Kids & Teens

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.

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.

Intro to Image Editing Intro to Image Editing

Jun 19th | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ever wonder what to do with all of your digital photos? This class will help take your photography to the next level.
Ever wonder what to do with all of your digital photos? This class will help take your photography to the next level.

Staff Picks

June is Audiobook Month at the Library! June is Audiobook Month at the Library!

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A list of audiobook narrators that are so good I'll listen to whatever they read, even if it is outside my comfort zone.
A list of audiobook narrators that are so good I'll listen to whatever they read, even if it is outside my comfort zone.

New & Upcoming for Kids -- June 2018 New & Upcoming for Kids -- June 2018

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

New and Upcoming - June 10, 2018 New and Upcoming - June 10, 2018

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Here's what is new and upcoming at the library for June 2018.
Here's what is new and upcoming at the library for June 2018.

New & Upcoming for Teens - June 2018 New & Upcoming for Teens - June 2018

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

The Rainbow Connection The Rainbow Connection

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Celebrate Pride with great LGBTQIA books for the 0-6 set!
Celebrate Pride with great LGBTQIA books for the 0-6 set!

Digital Content

The Friends

Behind the Curtain: Park Square Theatre Behind the Curtain with Park Square Theatre

Jun 27th | 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with cast members from the upcoming production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes…
Join The Friends and Park Square Theatre for an evening with cast members from the upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

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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