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
Saint Paul Public Libraries and Reach Out and Read Minnesota are thrilled to share with you our new multilingual and posters.
Ditching library fines this winter resulted in the first circulation boost for the St. Paul Public Library system in years.
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…