Saint Paul Public Library hosts party to celebrate going fine free

SAINT PAUL, MN—Saint Paul Public Library is hosting a party this weekend and everyone is invited! Join the library and Mayor Carter to celebrate the library’s new fine-free policy and strategic direction on Saturday, January 19, 2–4 p.m. at Sun Ray Library (2105 Wilson Ave.). This is a family-friendly opportunity for the community to come together; be welcomed by the library…
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Hired to help: St. Paul Public Library social worker assists patrons in need

Even though she has more work than any one person can realistically handle, Ruby Rivera would be the first to say that she loves her job. As the St. Paul Public Library’s (SPPL) first social worker hired to assist families struggling with a range of concerns, Rivera gets to combine her passion for libraries with…
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Saint Paul Public Library Announces the Read Brave Saint Paul Event Lineup for January

Saint Paul, MN – Saint Paul Public Library will kick off the New Year with a number of free events for all ages highlighting the library's new Read Brave Saint Paul program. First announced in August 2018, Read Brave Saint Paul is the library's citywide reading program that shines a spotlight on community issues through the…
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St. Paul libraries go fine-free — and overdue notices of 51,000 people erased

By FREDERICK MELO | fmelo@pioneerpress.com | Pioneer Press PUBLISHED: December 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm | UPDATED: December 20, 2018 at 8:25 am   If you’ve shied away from your local library because of overdue book fines, you’re in luck. The St. Paul Public Library system has officially done away with overdue fines — but you’d still get charged eventually for materials…
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From library fines to police investigators: 5 things to know about the St. Paul budget and tax levy

LIBRARY FINES If you’re one of one the 51,000 patrons blocked from borrowing materials from the St. Paul Public Library system because of unpaid late fines, you’re in luck. With encouragement from the mayor’s office, the Library Board wrote off $2.5 million in uncollected debt from late returners. Late fines will now be a thing of…
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