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SPPL named a Leading Innovator for Fine Free

Saint Paul Public Library named a Leading Innovator for its elimination of daily late fines in early 2019.

Take Action: Access to Library E-Books Under Threat  

You might soon have to wait longer for new e-book releases due to severe licensing restrictions imposed on libraries by publishers.

Createch student artwork displayed at the M Museum

Partners in Action: A Community Exhibition was on view at the Minnesota Museum of American Art (the M) October 3 – 27, 2019

Introducing the Vinyl Room at Merriam Park Library

To meet the need the vinyl community and to share its unique value to new users, we are introducing The Vinyl Room at Merriam Park.

In Minnesota libraries, community is part of the collection

Rondo library In St. Paul is a busy place on a weeknight. Kids run around; meeting rooms are full of people taking ESL classes

All SPPS 2nd graders will visit their local library branch

The $95K grant will strengthen the partnership between Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) and Saint Paul Public Schools.

After dropping late fees, St. Paul libraries see a boost

Nine months in, the Saint Paul Public Library's fine-free experiment appears to be thriving.  "By every measure we had hoped…

Publishers, please don't limit e-book access

One of the promises of a public library is to offer free access to ideas and information. Macmillan Publishers will make that more difficult

Winners Announced for the 2019 Minnesota Author Project

This year’s winners of the Minnesota Author Project contest for self-published writers are Sarah Hanley and Steve South.

WSJ: Finally, Feel Free to Return That Library Book

Since St. Paul killed overdue fines, some branches have seen a double-digit percentage increase in circulation.

Knight Foundation invests $100,000 in Innovation Center

Six St. Paul initiatives focused on building community through arts, culture, education and outreach will share $2.15 million in grants.

Resources for homeless individuals to seek housing

Learn about a program in Ramsey County for homeless individuals to seek housing.

SPPL, Reach Out and Read MN launch new multilingual poster

Saint Paul Public Libraries and Reach Out and Read Minnesota are thrilled to share with you our new multilingual and posters.

Amazing Libraries: PBS Books highlights 2019 Drag Story Hour

PBS Books highlights the library's Drag Story Hour series as part of its national Amazing Libraries series.

Celebrate the State Fair with book reviews...on a stick!

We've updated the tradition of every food imaginable on a stick for the library. Enjoy these quick staff book reviews...on a stick!

Youth Services will be closed in September for renovations

The Youth Services department at George Latimer Central Library will be unavailable to the public for all of September 2019.
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