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Video: Young Mentors Group at Sun Ray Video: Young Mentors Group at Sun Ray

The Friends profiles Sun Ray's Young Mentors, a group of young people from East Side that convene to connect and support each other.
The Friends profiles Sun Ray's Young Mentors, a group of young people from East Side that convene to connect and support each other.

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.

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.

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.

Opus & Olives 2018: Casey Gerald Opus & Olives 2018: Casey Gerald

recommended by SPPL_Friends
Casey Gerald’s book, There Will Be No Miracles Here, follows his own story of a challenging childhood, a rise to prominence, and a…
Casey Gerald’s book, There Will Be No Miracles Here, follows his own story of a challenging childhood, a rise to prominence, and a…

Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Genova Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Genova

recommended by SPPL_Friends
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova captures a special place in contemporary fiction.
Acclaimed as the Oliver Sacks of fiction and the Michael Crichton of brain science, Genova captures a special place in contemporary fiction.

Opus & Olives 2018: Jane Leavy Opus & Olives 2018: Jane Leavy

recommended by SPPL_Friends
An award-winning sports writer, Jane Leavy has authored bestselling novels about baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle. In her…
An award-winning sports writer, Jane Leavy has authored bestselling novels about baseball legends Sandy Koufax and Mickey Mantle. In her…

Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Wingate Opus & Olives 2018: Lisa Wingate

recommended by SPPL_Friends
Lisa is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of 30 novels. Before We Were Yours remained on the New York
Lisa is a former journalist, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of 30 novels. Before We Were Yours remained on the New York

Opus & Olives 2018: Leif Enger Opus & Olives 2018: Leif Enger

recommended by SPPL_Friends
Enger’s (2018 emcee) latest work “Virgil Wander” follows the inhabitants of a small town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.
Enger’s (2018 emcee) latest work “Virgil Wander” follows the inhabitants of a small town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.
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