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Have Conversations full of PRIDE with Young Children

A booklist to help parents and caregivers start to have conversations about queerness and Pride with young children.

Pride Playlist

From party anthems to laid-back folk strummers, Saint Paul Public Library has you covered with these LGBTQIA artists.


A celebration of African American music, art, and literature.

Resources for Healing, Self-Care, and Accountability

Saint Paul Public Library is committed to creating a community where all feel safe and seen. Know the following resources are here for you.

Black History Month 2022: Black History for the Black Future

This year’s program celebrates Black History and inspires dialogue on its relevance for an equitable, healthy future for all people.

Karen Book Launch

Celebrating the publication of a third children's book in the S’gaw Karen language.

SPPL Publishes New Book of Karen Folk Tales and Stories

SPPL has published “Children’s Stories,” by five local writers from the Karen community in Minnesota.

Pride Storytime: "Julián is a Mermaid"

Featuring "Julián is a Mermaid" by Jessica Love and "When Aidan Became a Brother" by Kyle Lukoff.

Picture Books for Pride

Picture books for young readers to help spark a conversation, connection, and new understanding.

LGBT Pride Month: Poetry

Taste the rainbow of queer poets from the 19th century to today.

Juneteenth 2021 Storytime with Tim!

SPPL's Tim reads: Black is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy & Hey Black Child by Useni Eugene Perkins.

Juneteenth 2021 Read Aloud: Tim "Freedom Over Me"

Tim reads stories from Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan.

Mental Health Awareness for Kids: The Developing Self

The following books help nurture a child's developing identity and concept of self with messages and affirmations of love and acceptance.

Jewish American Heritage Month: Fiction

Explore these fictional stories about Jewish Americans or written by Jewish-American authors.

Beyond Cinco de Mayo: Mexican History and Culture

Mexican history, culture, food, art, archeology, and mythology.

Jewish American Heritage Month: History and Online Resources

Explore these resources about Jewish history, heritage and contributions to American culture.
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