St. Paul project aims to rethink libraries as hubs supporting community needs

StarTribune - February 23, 2023

The project would place up to seven safety specialists in libraries across St. Paul to better connect residents with city services. 

On a quiet afternoon in St. Paul, Jo Bjorgaard and her sons thumbed through books in the Rondo Community Library.

Kids laughed and played in the nearby children's section. Wheels rattled against a metal book cart pushed by staff. Visitors browsed computers, greeting other patrons and asking staff questions. It's a scene that's considered normal for many of the city's libraries.

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