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Library Journal names Xenia Hernández 2022 Mover & Shaker

May 03, 2022
Xenia Hernández has collaborated with agencies and nonprofits to help families and businesses impacted by the pandemic's economic fallout.

Unveiling of Transformed Arlington Hills Children's Area

Apr 28, 2022
Complete and celebrate a transformation of the library’s children’s area with PNC, Heart of America, Mayor Carter, and Counclimember Yang.

Community Open Houses on Library Building Design Concepts

Apr 18, 2022
A series of in-person community open houses on Saturday, April 23, to review updated design concepts and get feedback from the community.

Big changes ahead... (Pioneer Press |

Apr 09, 2022
The St. Paul Public Library system plans to bring four of its locations into the 21st century.

Architect inducted into prestigious AIA College of Fellows

Feb 24, 2022
Mohammed Lawal, the CEO and principal architect at LSE Architects in Minneapolis, the architecture and design partner for SPPL.

SPPL to Host Open House for Input on Library Transformations

Feb 19, 2022
SPPL is holding a virtual Community Open House Meeting on February 24 to receive input on the transformation of three library buildings.

Virtual Community Open House for 3 Library Transformations

Feb 18, 2022
Saint Paul Public Library invites community members to a virtual Community Open House Meeting on February 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dr. Josie Johnson: Sharing African-American History

Feb 10, 2022
Dr. Josie Johnson is a well-known, educator, activist, community organizer and civil rights pioneer with over seven decades of experience.

SPPL Invites Residents of All Ages to "Read Brave"

Feb 10, 2022
Now through March 31, read select books—two by local authors—and have conversations, join events about community care.

Celebrating Black History Month in the Twin Cities (KARE 11)

Feb 01, 2022
During the month of February, communities across the metro are celebrating Black History Month with a variety of events.

Midway Como Frogtown Monitor: LSE to design hamline library

Jan 11, 2022
SPPL announces today that it has selected LSE Architects (LSE) as the architecture and design partner for the Hamline Midway Library.

LSE Architects selected to design library transformations

Dec 12, 2021
SPPL selected LSE as the architecture and design partner for the next phase of its facilities at three libraries across Saint Paul.

LSE Architects named design partner for upcoming renovations

Dec 12, 2021
The St. Paul Public Library announced Friday that it selected LSE Architects as the architecture and design partner in upcoming renovations.

Minneapolis firm to redesign branches (

Dec 09, 2021
St. Paul Public Library is hiring a Black-owned, Minneapolis-based design and architecture firm to transform three of its branches. LSE…

LSE Architects Selected for Library Transformations

Dec 06, 2021
LSE Architects is the architecture and design partner for the next phase of SPPL's facilities transformation process.

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.
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