Dayton's Bluff Library is a public library branch located inside the Metro State University Library and Learning Center. We are open 6 days a week offering books, movies, music, internet stations, programs and services for all ages. The outdoor book drop is open all the time. To find out more visit https://sppl.org/locations/DB/ or call 651-793-1699.
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Dayton’s Bluff library on Saturday, October 22 with Honrando Nuestros Antepasados (Honoring Our Ancestors) from 10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m. and Fun Lab activities for elementary kids from 2:00 -4:00 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 - October 15 as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. SPPL is marking the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with various programs through the end of October.
STORYTIME is every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. “Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. I suppose it’s an early form of participation in what goes on. Listening children know stories are there. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.” - Eudora Welty, short story writer
GAME NIGHT is on October 19 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. Play a variety of video games on Nintendo Switch or PlayStation 4, or try one of our board games! This program is offered in partnership with Metro State University. Game Night is every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
TEEN TUESDAYS offers a space for teens to meet and hangout from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. every week. Join a Dungeons and Dragons campaign on October 4th and 18th, read books before they are even published and talk about them in Teens Know Best on October 11th, and nurture your craft with other teen writers in the Teen Writers’ Guild on October 25th.
READING TOGETHER has started. Students and trained mentors meet weekly at a regular time, one-to-one, to work on grade-level reading skills. To participate in the program, students must be in grades 1-5, read below grade level, and live or attend school in Saint Paul. The application deadline is October 31; find it at https://sppl.org/reading-together/ or stop by to fill out a paper application. Once an application is received, library staff will work to partner a student with a mentor. Tutors are wanted as well.
CAREER LAB provides access to computers, Wi-Fi, printers, and more to help you find a job, boost skills, and polish your resume. Walk-ins are welcome but if you need one-to-one computer assistance, please call 651-793-1699 to set up an appointment. Visit https://sppl.org/career-labs/ for more information.
Visit the Children’s area and find a life-sized Penguin and his brother Pumpkin from the book Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon.
Fall is here and spooky feelings are in the air. Here are some picture books that are perfect for you and little gremlin to read together to enjoy the season.
Download a Spooky Word Search