Date: Mar 20th, 2017
Rondo Library on the corner of Dale Street and University Avenue will undergo a $500,000 interior remodel beginning in early June. The library will close during construction from June through early fall. Capital Improvement Bonds, issued in March, will fund the remodel. The ten-year-old space is Saint Paul Public Library’s busiest site, with nearly 365,000 patrons visiting each year.Read More...
Date: Mar 3rd, 2017
This letter was originally sent to staff members of the Saint Paul Public Library on February 17, as a response to questions around the library’s role in facilitating discussions in the current political climate.Read More...
Date: Jan 17th, 2017
Saint Paul Public Library is hosting several Urban Homesteading programs in neighborhood libraries around the city in February, March, and April. These free events encourage people to explore ways they can participate in growing, gathering, and preparing food in an urban setting. No registration is necessary.Read More...
Date: Jan 12th, 2017
The Saint Paul Public Library is celebrating the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA), a series of book awards decided by kids in grades K-8. Now through April, the library will host celebratory activities including a bookmark design contest, voting stations, and a final party.Read More...
Date: Jan 4th, 2017
Date: Dec 8th, 2016
Saint Paul Public Library has selected Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older as its 2017 Read Brave book. Read Brave is the library’s annual, citywide program encouraging youth and adults to read and come together around a young adult novel. The program encourages intergenerational dialog on thought-provoking, contemporary issues and culminates with a visit by the author.Read More...
Date: Nov 17th, 2016
The library’s winter Maker Break series returns with science explorations for kids.
The Saint Paul Public Library will be offering free science workshops in December to keep kids engaged and learning over winter break. This year's winter Maker Break activities will explore a wide array of topics, including genetics, thermodynamics, and microbiology in an accessible environment and are intended for ages 8-12.Read More...
Date: Nov 15th, 2016
Library Go, a partnership between the schools and library launches for all secondary students today, followed by primary school students early next year
The Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) and Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) launched Library Go today, providing instant access to the library's resources for more than 16,000 SPPS secondary school students. Library Go expands to all 38,000 SPPS students in early 2017 and will be the largest virtual library access program of its kind in the state.
Saint Paul Public Library to receive inaugural national Top Innovator award for work on race and social equityDate: Oct 24th, 2016
The Urban Libraries Council (ULC), a national voice for public libraries, recognizes the Saint Paul Public Library as the first library system in the nation to receive the Top Innovator Award for Racial and Social Equity.Read More...
Date: Jul 11th, 2016
Dr. Naima Johnston Bush presents "A Musical Legacy of the History of the Negro Spiritual" at Rondo Library, 461 N Dale Street, Saint Paul on Tuesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m.Read More...
Date: Jun 15th, 2016
Eleanor Rudin was named Saint Paul Public Library Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Event on May 19, 2016 at the historic Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul.Read More...
Date: May 31st, 2016
The City of Saint Paul's Sun Ray Library, the Children & Nature Network and their partners were selected as a winner for the Sun Ray Nature-Smart Library project at the Environmental Initiative Awards on Thursday, May 26. This program, hosted by the nonprofit Environmental Initiative, annually honors projects that have achieved extraordinary outcomes by harnessing the power of partnership.Read More...