Saint Paul Public Library will be closed August 30 - September 1.

Extended hours at Hayden Heights and Merriam Park end August 29.

Mission and Vision


We connect people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning through a lifetime.


We are a cornerstone of a thriving city: welcoming people of all ages and cultures; strengthening neighborhoods and learning networks; and inspiring all with the world of ideas.

Key Strategies

Set priorities and align library resources with key community partners.

  • Learning
    • All kids ready for K
    • Student success
    • WORKplace skills
  • Active centers in engaged communities.
  • Sound stewardship of resources.

Focus on services that are high priority, effective, and innovative.

Strengthen Saint Paul’s digital and community-based learning network.

Align library spaces to support group and individual learning.

Strategic Planning

How did we come up with our mission, vision, and strategies? Read about the 2010 Strategic Planning process.