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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…
Saint Paul Public Library reveals final building designs and floor plans for the transformation of Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights, and Riverview libraries

Final building designs and floor plans for three libraries

Oct 31, 2022
SPPL today revealed the final building designs and floor plans for Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights, and Riverview Libraries.
Saint Paul Public Library invites community members to provide feedback through new survey, interactive library dream board.

Provide Feedback Through New Survey, Interactive Dream Board

Aug 24, 2022
Your are invited to participate in a 3rd community survey to provide input on interior design elements for library transformation projects.

St. Paul looks to libraries as frontier of community safety

Jul 22, 2022
St. Paul is investing $1.5 million in federal dollars into the public library system to enhance public safety.
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