Publish Your Book at the Library!

Local authors – indie, self-published, aspiring, and mainstream – can now create ebooks and share them with readers across the state and potentially across the country using free tools provided by the Saint Paul Public Library! Create Your Book You can design and export a professional quality version of your own ebook using Pressbooks. Share…
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Ebooks Minnesota

Are you looking for great local content to read on your mobile device? Try Ebooks Minnesota! Ebooks Minnesota is an online ebook collection open to all people in Minnesota. The collection covers a wide variety of subjects for readers of all ages and features content from Minnesota's independent publishers, including some of our state's best literature…
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Library Go and the New Website: What You Need to Know

Saint Paul Public Library just launched a new website that includes an integrated events calendar and a more user-friendly catalog. What does this mean for students using Library Go? Using online resources like CultureGrams and Britannica There is no impact. You can continue accessing resources that require a library card login using your 22091600 …
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Using the Classic Catalog

We have a link to the Classic Catalog at the bottom of every page because there are a few things that the old catalog can do that the new site cannot. See the list of those features at the end of this post. The old catalog will continue to be available as long as possible. Use the…
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New to the Digital Library: U.S. History and World History in Context

Looking for articles or sources to write a research paper or develop a History Day project? We've got two new online resources that will help you find what you need! First up is U.S. History in Context, a complete overview of our nation’s past that covers the most-significant people, events, and topics in U.S. history…
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Improving Createch: When data led to an “aha moment” in Saint Paul

This blog post first appeared on Bloomberg's What Works Cities blog Creating goals and analyzing data led staff from Createch, a teen program at the Saint Paul Public Library, to uncover an unanticipated challenge in serving their patrons—that fewer girls than boys were accessing services—and paved the way for identifying unexpected solutions. As part of…
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“Stick”, 2016 Read Brave book, banned in Oregon school district

The Read Brave Team just learned that our 2016  book pick, Stick, was recently banned by the Beaverton School District in Oregon. Stick tells the story of fourteen-year-old Stark McClellan (nicknamed Stick because he’s tall and thin), his brother Bosten who is gay and struggling with his identity, and their collective struggle with an abusive father. In…
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