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.