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Summer Spark


Summer Learning Program, June 1 - August 31, 2019.


Summer Spark is supported by: Crayola Experience, Ecolab Foundation, KARE-11, Kowalski’s Market, The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation, MELSA, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, Pioneer Press, Saint Paul Saints, SeaLife MN, Star Tribune.


June 1 - August 31, 2019. For ages 0-18.

Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! Kids and teens can earn book prizes, journals, and a chance to spin our prize wheel in August.


Great Summer Experiences for the whole family!

Summer Spark 2019


Your summer. Your choice. Read and rate books and earn great prizes.


The latest Summer Spark news, resources, and more!

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Krista Michaelis on Twitter: "Thank you Saint Paul Public Library…" | 1989190

Thank you Saint Paul Public Library Summer Reading program and Minnesota Twins #SPPL, #Twins

Picture Going Back To School

Have you gotten so used to summer break that you cannot picture going back to school? If you're nervous or excited theses books are for you!

Steve in a Speedo on Twitter: "The boys finished the @stpaullibrary…" | 1687390

The boys finished the @stpaullibrary summer reading program, so we stopped in to spin the wheel today. Charlie won 4 tickets to a @twins game next month, and Henry won 4 tickets to @crayola Experience! That’s nearly……


The Bazillions are renowned local kid friendly rock-n-roll group.

Spark Camp: Maker

Hands-on, drop-in activities for youth ages 7-11. Maker Camps are an opportunity for youth to be engaged and inspired by STEAM.

Melanie McMahon on Twitter: "The kids are excited for another…" | 853632

The kids are excited for another summer of Summer Spark at the @stpaullibrary! Thankful for our fantastic libraries, @thefriends & many others who help encourage summer reading and activities.

From Page to Stage: Making The Lightning Thief Musical

Guest blog: The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins with a loud thunderclap, then 5 performers move to the front of the stage.

Teen Summer Reads - 2019

You have the official Summer Spark booklist but are ready to read more. Here are new and popular YA titles to keep you reading all summer!

Teen Summer Spark 2019

Your summer. Your choice. Read and rate any of these books and win cool prizes.

Summer Experiences: Event Calendar

See the full list of Summer Experiences, including Spark Camps!

America’s Fun Science

Join in the fun as Dr. Tyronne E. Carter demonstrates some cool visual science experiments! Audience participation encouraged.

Schiffelly Puppets

"The Little Mermaid": A mystery under the sea? Join Ariel, King Triton as they try and teach the evil Ursula a lesson about bullying.

Julie Boada

Anishinabe artist, storyteller, and puppeteer performs in English and Spanish.

Hunter Marionettes

From classical music to lively dance tunes, hand-crafted marionettes will entertain you with their own special talents.

Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle & Jam!

Have a blast with music and movement in this fabulous interactive music program!

Siama's Congo Music

Families will get to hear fun stories about Siama's rural childhood in DR Congo and dance, sing and play happy songs on percussion!
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