Star Tribune: Looking for books that reflect diverse students, Minnesota teachers publish their own

Educators at several St. Paul schools with large Hmong populations struggled to find materials in their own language and with portrayals of Hmong culture and history. So May Lee Xiong and Bounthavy Kiatoukaysy of Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet School began writing their own and having them published by St. Paul Public Schools. “Zab and…
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Saint Paul Public Library Announces the Read Brave Saint Paul Event Lineup for February

Saint Paul Public Library will present a wide array of free events in February highlighting the library's new Read Brave Saint Paul program and its housing theme, including  workshops, information sessions, lectures, film screenings, and a TEDx-style event featuring community members. All of these events are free and open to the public. See a full…
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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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