Thursday, May 5: The Saint Paul Public Library will be closed for staff training.

Summer Spark

Summer Spark runs June through August and is for ages 0-18.
Teens, we have a Summer Spark just for you!

Summer Spark activity

Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! 


Kick off Summer Spark at these locations:

Merriam Park Library, Saturday, June 25, Noon-2 p.m. - details here
Rondo Library,  Wednesday, June 15, 2 p.m.

Learn for Prizes

When kids read (alone or with someone else) and/or complete fun activities, they earn book prizes of their choice and are entered into drawings for prizes. Visit your library to find out more and pick up reading and activity logs. (Or you can print your own reading and activity log by clicking here.)

Prizes include family memberships to the Minnesota Science Museum or the Minnesota Children's Museum.


All summer long, you can attend free, fun programs at every Saint Paul Public Library location.

Summer Spark events at your library:

Extend the Learning

Want to extend the Summer Spark challenge? Click here for additional activities! (You'll be taken to the Beanstack site, where you can find book recommendations and additional Summer Spark challenges.) 


We have a Summer Spark just for you!

Read and/or complete activities to earn a free book and get entered into drawings for prizes like Chipotle or local movie theater gift cards.

Family Read Down

During the month of June, you can get rid of fines and fees by reading in the library - $1 off for every 15 minutes of reading. Ask for details at your nearest library.

Other Activities

With all the excitement of the Summer Spark, don't forget about all the other great things happening at your library! We offer storytimes, camps, and summer reading help

Thank You

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, MELSA, Star Tribune, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Twins, Ecolab Foundation, Carl Benson Endowment, Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation, Elizabeth Biorn Endowment, Ethel Ridgway Endowments, Kowalski’s Markets, Staples Foundation, Pioneer Press, Red Balloon Bookshop