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St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to foster a community-wide conversation about #ClimateChange with its Read Brave program.…

Noura in the (Doll's) House!

The Guthrie Theater's new production of Noura is playwright Heather Raffo's take on the Ibsen classic "A Doll's House."

Top Titles of 2019

Top fiction & nonfiction titles by number of check outs for adults in 2019

Top 25 E-books of the Decade

The most checked out titles in our ebook collection during the 2010s, in order of popularity.

SPPL's Decade in Review: 2010-2019

The 2010s were an exciting decade for Saint Paul Public Library, ushering in a new era of e-books, 21st-century upgrades, and more!

Recycle your broken holiday lights at the library

Got any broken strings of lights this holiday season? Don't throw them away, recycle them! Saint Paul Public Library locations will be…

The Friends kicks off 75-year celebration

Friends of the St. Paul Public Library, envy of librarians everywhere, kicks off 75-year celebration

Design Your Library: Facilities Master Plan

The library is developing a new facilities master plan that will guide the renovation and use of our buildings. Take the survey!

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…
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