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Our doors may be temporarily closed, but we’re still offering resources to keep you connected.

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Your online library, available 24/7, from home and on the go.

Digital Library resources

Learn a New Language

Use Transparent Language Online to learn 90+ languages (including English) -- available for free with your library card!

Explore Careers, Craft your Resumé, and Find a Great Job!

Tools and expert guidance to help you find a great job. Explore careers, search for jobs, create resumés and cover letters, and more.

Niche Academy

Learn to use digital services with step-by-step how-to video tutorials. Tutorials include OverDrive, Cloud Library, RBdigital, and more!


One-to-one help from online job experts, including live interview coaching, resources, resumé assistance, templates, and more.


The latest events and resources for kids from birth to 11.

Afoutayi Dance

Afoutayi Dance, Music, and Arts Company inspires and engages people to dance, drum, sing, tell stories, and experience the beauty of Haiti.

Storytelling with Auntie Beverly

Auntie Beverly shares her love for the oral tradition by presenting activities and experiences that are engaging, affirming, and supportive.


The latest for tweens and teens.

Healing from Community Trauma: Resources for Teens

Witnessing police violence and upheaval in our community is painful, especially if you carry trauma from systemic racism or your own.

Talking with Children and Teens about Racism

Talking with children about racism can be difficult. Here is a selection of materials for young children through elementary age and teens.


The latest news from the library.


Here are the Winners of the Read Brave Kids 2020 Art Contest

We are proud to announce the winners of the Read Brave Kids library card art contest. Art was inspired by the environment and natural world.

Library Journal names Pang Yang a 2020 Mover & Shaker

Saint Paul Public Library is proud to announce that Pang Yang has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Read Brave Kids Book Voting Winner Announced

The votes are in! Saint Paul kids ages 0-8th grade voted to choose this year's Read Brave Kids: Our Climate Crisis top reads.

Explore the latest at the library.

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