Blog: teens


    Seen Our Ads?

    SPPL ad
    Have you seen our ads around town? We're trying to get the word out about all the great things happening at the library. On social media, let us know how the library has helped you using the hashtag #BecauseOfTheLibrary Read More »

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    Awesome Boxes

    Have you all heard about the SPPL's new collaboration with the Harvard Library Innovation Lab? They're called Awesome Boxes. They are decorated boxes located at multiple branches where you can return recently loved library materials. The items then show up on the awesome box webpage. It's a cool way to see what other library users have been enjoying lately. We'd love to see it flooded with teen suggestions! -Joey   Read More »

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    The Wonderful World of Book Dominoes!

        On March 17th, 2014, a Guinness World Record for the largest book domino chain was set by a group of students and staff at the Czestochowa School of Economics in Poland. Together, they built a domino chain made of 4,998 books. They were able to break the previous record owner's domino chain of 4,845 books, which took place in Antwerp, Belgium in November 2013. Although we don't know how much effort it took for the Czestochowa students to set up their book dominoes, we do know that it took 40 volunteers and two hours to set up the Antwerp book domino chain.  What do you think? Should the St. Paul Public Library be next to break the world record for the longest book domino chain? If you're interested, let your librarians know and maybe we can make it happen! Check out... Read More »

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    Got talent? Showcase it!

    Canvas Art Call
      If you're a performer, a writer, or a visual artist, now is the time to share your talents!  The Canvas Teen Center in Saint Paul's Midway neighborhood is seeking submissions for a Teen Art Show on April 26th as part of the Saint Paul Art Crawl.  The deadline for submitting your work is March 28th.  Check out their Facebook event page for more details. Read More »

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    Idea Paint

    Idea Paint
     What could we do to make the library an even better place to hang out?  Idea Paint is paint that allows any space to act like a white board, and the teen team recently purchased some to paint on tables, walls, and perhaps even bathroom stalls. We're looking out of the box to make spaces to invite creativity.  What would you do in your dream library space? Read More »

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