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Editorial: A workforce focus Editorial: A workforce focus

The library is spotlighting a powerful theme that unites its work and the fundraising that supports it: preparing St. Paul’s workforce.
The library is spotlighting a powerful theme that unites its work and the fundraising that supports it: preparing St. Paul’s workforce.

Meet this year's Read Brave rock star Meet this year's Read Brave rock star

In a telephone conversation from his home in El Paso, Texas, you hear in Saenz’s voice compassion, love of writing
In a telephone conversation from his home in El Paso, Texas, you hear in Saenz’s voice compassion, love of writing

Aristotle & Dante is 2018 book Aristotle & Dante is 2018 book

The library’s annual one book program for teens culminates with a visit from Sáenz February 28-March 1, 2018
The library’s annual one book program for teens culminates with a visit from Sáenz February 28-March 1, 2018

Read Brave Takes on Tough Topics Read Brave Takes on Tough Topics

How can a community have brave, challenging conversations? That was the question St. Paul, MN Mayor Melvin Carter III posed to the library.
How can a community have brave, challenging conversations? That was the question St. Paul, MN Mayor Melvin Carter III posed to the library.

Millennial explains career as librarian Millennial explains career as librarian

Whoever said libraries are lame was wrong.  Or maybe, they just haven't been to one in awhile.
Whoever said libraries are lame was wrong.  Or maybe, they just haven't been to one in awhile.

Fireside Series features Sarah Stonich Fireside Series features Sarah Stonich

Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…
Built in 1930, the Hamline Midway Library in St. Paul is a lovely old brick building with bay windows, a grand front entrance and a…

Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal Meg Medina wins Newbery Medal

Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul author of Burn Baby Burn, was awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal.
Meg Medina, the 2019 Read Brave Saint Paul author of Burn Baby Burn, was awarded the prestigious John Newbery Medal.

SPPL social worker helps patrons in need SPPL social worker helps patrons in need

"The needs of the community show up in the library. The library is public space. Whatever is happening in the world shows up here.”
"The needs of the community show up in the library. The library is public space. Whatever is happening in the world shows up here.”

Star Tribune: Library late fees scrapped Star Tribune: Library late fees scrapped

Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.
Patrons in St. Paul no longer have to pay late fees, and the policy gets rave reviews.

SPPL debuts smartphone-friendly website SPPL debuts smartphone-friendly website

Mobile-friendly? Check. Google-like searching? Yep. Wish-list making? You betcha.
Mobile-friendly? Check. Google-like searching? Yep. Wish-list making? You betcha.

Saint Paul Paul Library goes fine-free Saint Paul Paul Library goes fine-free

By FREDERICK MELO | fmelo@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 8:25 am…
By FREDERICK MELO | fmelo@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 8:25 am…

Saint Paul eliminates library late fines Saint Paul eliminates library late fines

Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.
Late fines will now be a thing of the past. Books and other materials that are lost or stolen will still require repayment.

St. Paul Launches City Reading Program St. Paul Launches City Reading Program

"Through focused conversations, Read Brave helps us better understand [housing] challenges, so we can address those challenges together."
"Through focused conversations, Read Brave helps us better understand [housing] challenges, so we can address those challenges together."

Mayor Carter's plan to erase late fines Mayor Carter's plan to erase late fines

Melvin Carter has been at the lead in St. Paul for nearly a year. But rarely has Jana Shortal seen him as jazzed as he is about breaking…
Melvin Carter has been at the lead in St. Paul for nearly a year. But rarely has Jana Shortal seen him as jazzed as he is about breaking…

Finalists selected for Art at Rondo Finalists selected for Art at Rondo

Finalists announced to install a permanent public artwork on the library’s façade
Finalists announced to install a permanent public artwork on the library’s façade

MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines

MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
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