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SPPL Will be Open More Hours Starting November 13

Nov 09, 2021
Saint Paul Public Library will be open more Saturday, Sunday, and Monday hours at many of its locations beginning Saturday, November 13.

Mayor Carter Declares Digital Inclusion Week

Oct 06, 2021
Mayor Melvin Carter has declared Monday, October 4th, 2021, through Friday, October 8th, 2021 as Digital Inclusion Week.

SPPL Publishes New Book of Karen Folk Tales and Stories

Oct 01, 2021
SPPL has published “Children’s Stories,” by five local writers from the Karen community in Minnesota.

Staff and hours to be restored to St. Paul libraries in 2022

Aug 26, 2021
The general operating budget would increase from $18.3 million to $18.7 million, inching back toward pre-pandemic levels.

Carter's 2022 budget restores St. Paul library cuts

Aug 19, 2021
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter on Thursday proposed a 2022 St. Paul Public Library budget that restores positions and operating hours.

Mayor Carter's 2022 Library Budget Address

Aug 18, 2021
Mayor Carter will deliver his 2022 Library Budget on August 19, 12:30 p.m. The address will be released virtually on the Library's website.

Saint Paul Public Library Is Cooking the Books

Aug 12, 2021
The Cooking the Books blog and podcast series was recently featured in Mpls.StPaul magazine.

SPPL hosts bookmobile and Createch pop-up event

Aug 11, 2021
St. Paul Public Library hosted bookmobile and Createch pop-up event.

In-person Events Return, More Hours and Services Available

Jun 09, 2021
Saint Paul Public Library increases open hours and in-person services available at its 13 locations across Saint Paul and the Bookmobile.

SPPL Extends Community Career Labs Through 2021

Dec 22, 2020
The Community Career Labs program will be extended through 2021, thanks to Community Development Block Grant funds.

Libraries as pandemic lifelines

Oct 12, 2020
The lack of libraries in the spring left thousands of people without their lifeline to computers & resources. Then that began to change ...

Saint Paul Public Library Receives Major CARES Act Grant

Oct 07, 2020
The grant will support culturally responsive services to Saint Paul’s ethnic and racially diverse communities through December 31, 2021.

Haunted Story Competition (Submission Deadline Oct 12)

Oct 07, 2020
Saint Paul Park and Recreation and the Saint Paul Public Library invite writers of all ages to create original haunted stories or poems.

Community Career Labs launch in Saint Paul and Ramsey County

Aug 03, 2020
Today marked the launch of six Community Career Labs, which provide free workforce support to job seekers and residents .

Here are the Winners of the Read Brave Kids 2020 Art Contest

May 12, 2020
We are proud to announce the winners of the Read Brave Kids library card art contest. Art was inspired by the environment and natural world.

Library Journal names Pang Yang a 2020 Mover & Shaker

May 11, 2020
Saint Paul Public Library is proud to announce that Pang Yang has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
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