St. Paul libraries see a boost after going fine-free Carlos Espitia, branch manager and librarian at St. Paul’s Riverview Library, said
All library locations are hosting free workshops for adults to help de-stress and connect. Stop in to a meditation, dance, or arts class. Several branches also
Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, envy of librarians everywhere, kicks off 75-year celebration
Among the many ways in which libraries are different these days, here’s one: They’re not very quiet. For example, Rondo library, just off Dale Street in St. Paul, is a busy place on a weeknight. Kids run around; meeting rooms are full of people taking ESL classes or getting homework help. Patrons browse rows of books, DVDs and vinyl, and others use the computers to play games, research or get work done.
Since St. Paul killed overdue fines, some branches have seen a double-digit percentage increase in circulation. Citywide, circulation is up nearly 2%, a surprising plot twist after years of steady declines.
Six St. Paul initiatives focused on building community through arts, culture, education and outreach will share $2.15 million in grants from the Miami-based Joh