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SPPL's Summer Spark Program Keeps Kids Reading

Aug 04, 2023
Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser, SPPL's Youth and Family Services Manager, share ideas on on how to keep kids reading all summer long.

Minnesota Heat Wave: Tips to Stay Cool and Safe

Jul 26, 2023
It’s officially the hottest time of year so far in Minnesota. Cool off at public libraries and cooling centers.

SPPL Offers Free Reading, Learning Fun For Kids All Summer

Jul 06, 2023
Summer Spark encourages kids, teens ages 0-18 to read for fun all summer long with hands-on exploration, reading challenges, and free books.

Maureen Hartman Tapped as St. Paul Public Libraries Director

May 12, 2023
Maureen Hartman has been appointed director of the St. Paul Public Library system by Mayor Melvin Carter, it was announced May 12, 2023.

Mayor Carter Appoints Maureen Hartman as Library Director

May 12, 2023
Today, Mayor Carter named Maureen Hartman as the next director of the Saint Paul Public Library.
Saint Paul Public Library offers free programming to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May

Free Programming to Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month

May 09, 2023
Celebrating the arts, culture, and stories of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in Saint Paul.

Hamline Midway Library to Close May 28.

May 04, 2023
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) today announced the Hamline Midway Library will close to the public May 28, 2023 for decommissioning.

KARE 11: Rondo Library updates children's area

Apr 26, 2023
St. Paul Public Library hosted a ribbon-cutting at that library Tuesday to unveil and celebrate the transformed children's area.

Free programs for kids during Spring Break, April 1-8

Mar 10, 2023
Inviting kids and families to spend spring break at the library with free hands-on events and programs.

St. Paul libraries, home of the brave readers

Mar 02, 2023
It can be hard to open up about how we feel. In St. Paul, that conversation starts this month by opening up a good book.

Rethinking libraries as hubs supporting community needs

Feb 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…

Things to Do: Read Brave

Feb 23, 2023
"Read Brave" about mental health is the theme of St. Paul Public Library’s citywide, intergenerational reading program, now in its 10th year

SPPL invites residents to “Read Brave” about mental health

Feb 07, 2023
Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) launched Read Brave 2023, a citywide, intergenerational reading initiative in its 10th year.

Activities for kids at St. Paul Public Libraries (

Nov 14, 2022
St. Paul Public Libraries are hosting events designed for the youngest kids to grow their confidence, character, and creativity.

St. Paul library officials unveil library designs

Nov 01, 2022
St. Paul officials on Monday released final building designs and floor plans for the Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights and Riverview…

Library renderings, open houses for library remodels

Nov 01, 2022
The St. Paul Public Library system has unveiled new renderings for major remodels of the Hayden Heights and Riverview libraries, as well as…
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