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WELCOME

At SPPL we are grounded in our values and focused on our mission: we welcome all people to connect, learn, discover, and grow. This includes our staff members. We strive to uphold a safe, inclusive, and creative environment where staff members feel supported in the day-to-day, empowered to innovate, and, ultimately, prepared to advance in their field.  

Current openings

Learn more about current openings at Saint Paul Public Library.

RECENT INITIATIVES

The following recent initiatives showcase our values in action. All SPPL staff members played a role in these efforts.  

ABOUT SAINT PAUL

Mayor Melvin Carter took office in 2018 with a vision to create “a city that works for all.” This means discovering and dismantling systemic inequities so that all people can advance and thrive in Saint Paul.

Learn more about how the city is working together to accomplish this shared vision.

#BOLDNORTH

Welcome to the Bold North! The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are ranked among the nation’s top 10 most affordable metropolitan areas and first among the nation’s healthiest cities. Both cities boast top-rated parks systems and, of course, excellent libraries. We enjoy plenty of sports and recreation, a vibrant local arts and culture scene, and a good balance between urban life and green space.  

Find out more about living, working, and thriving in the Twin Cities at greatermsp.org.  

EXPLORE

The latest news from Saint Paul Public Library.

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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.

Librarians Recruited for Mask Making

With libraries closed due to COVID-19, library staffers have been redeployed as garment workers to help with the city's pandemic response.

One Book | One Minnesota

A statewide book club that invites Minnesotans of all ages to read the same book and come together virtually to enjoy, reflect, and discuss.

MNLINK offers streamlined access to electronic resources

With many libraries closing their physical locations, MNLINK.org is offering a new way for Minnesota residents to request articles.

Mayor Melvin Carter on Twitter: "We must take bold and immediate…" | 2388446

We must take bold and immediate action to address the local impacts of this pandemic. These extraordinary steps are critical to protecting our public health and safety. stpaul.gov/news/mayor-car…

Saint Paul Public Library on Twitter: "The @StarTribune and…" | 2388444

The @StarTribune and @PioneerPress have removed paywalls for #COVIDー19 coverage. Find the latest information ⬇️

St. Paul libraries see a boost after going fine-free

A year later, circulation has grown 1.8% citywide, with some branches seeing double-digit increases.

MPR News on Twitter: "St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to…" | 2258804

St. Paul Public Libraries is hoping to foster a community-wide conversation about #ClimateChange with its Read Brave program. mprnews.org/episode/2020/0…

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…
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