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Beth Burns: Proud to Support Fine Free Beth Burns: Proud to Support Fine Free

Beth Burns, President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, is proud to support Mayor Carter’s proposal to eliminate late fines
Beth Burns, President of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, is proud to support Mayor Carter’s proposal to eliminate late fines

MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL MinnPost: The most popular books at SPPL

A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…
A plane crashes in a remote part of Minnesota, killing a U.S. senator. No, we’re not recounting one of the sadder episodes in Minnesota…

Strib: No more fines for overdue books? Strib: No more fines for overdue books?

The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…
The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…

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...

Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget

By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…
By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…

PiPress: No more late fines at library? PiPress: No more late fines at library?

It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…

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!

Update Your Technology Skills Update Your Technology Skills

This message is NOT just for Nancy who “replies all” to every office e-mail or “I don’t need a cell phone” Joe.
This message is NOT just for Nancy who “replies all” to every office e-mail or “I don’t need a cell phone” Joe.

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 Finalist for St. Paul Chamber Award SPPL Finalist for St. Paul Chamber Award

Saint Paul Public Library is a finalist for the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce's Leaders In Local Government Awards for Public Safety
Saint Paul Public Library is a finalist for the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce's Leaders In Local Government Awards for Public Safety

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.

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…

Library extends to Giant Wash Laundry Library extends to Giant Wash Laundry

The Library’s new “Wash & Learn” program will create pop-up libraries and digital classrooms in the laundromat for families.
The Library’s new “Wash & Learn” program will create pop-up libraries and digital classrooms in the laundromat for families.

Drag Story Hour: SPPL celebrates Pride Drag Story Hour: SPPL celebrates Pride

Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) will host three Drag Story Hours for families in June and July in celebration of Pride.
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) will host three Drag Story Hours for families in June and July in celebration of Pride.

Saint Paul-itics Ice Cream Socials Saint Paul-itics Ice Cream Socials

Come to one of our Saint Paul-itics ice cream socials with live music, activities for all ages, and free ice cream.
Come to one of our Saint Paul-itics ice cream socials with live music, activities for all ages, and free ice cream.

Librarians drop gloves in bookish battle Librarians drop gloves in bookish battle

Winnipeg Public Library takes to Twitter to trash talk colleagues in rival cities, including Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
Winnipeg Public Library takes to Twitter to trash talk colleagues in rival cities, including Saint Paul and Minneapolis.
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