Learn for Prizes!
The Summer Reading Program runs June through August.
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, register, and pick up reading and activity records.
Download a Summer Reading Program calendar and guide.
Free, fun programs at all Saint Paul Public Library locations.
Events by library:
- Arlington Hills
- Central Library
- Dayton's Bluff
- Hamline Midway
- Hayden Heights
- Highland Park - at Lumen Christi Church, 2055 Bohland Avenue
- Merriam Park
- Rice Street
- Saint Anthony Park
- Sun Ray - at Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway Street
- West 7th
New This Year!
We have a summer reading program just for you!
Earn badges by reading and engaging with certain topics. Collect badges for a chance to win prizes like an iPad!
Find our more at www.sppl.org/summer/teens
Central Library is hosting a series of Summer of Learning activities for young adults with developmental delays. Follow the link for event details or call 651-266-7034 for more information.
We're so excited about the Summer Reading Program that we're throwing a bunch of parties to celebrate! Click here to learn about the kickoff event nearest you.
With all the excitement of the Summer Reading Program, don't forget about storytimes!
Storytimes are about so much more than stories. They can include puppets, songs, and toys, and you will learn engaging ways to help your children learn.
We offer storytimes at all locations and for all ages, including babies, as well as storytimes in a variety of languages.
Bookawocky.org -- our online summer reading experience!
Fill up your virtual bookshelf with your summer reads, recommend your favorite books to other summer readers, and find out what others are reading!
June 20 is Summer Learning Day
Summer Learning Day is a national advocacy day recognizing the importance of summer learning for our nation's youth in helping close the achievement gap and support healthy development in communities all across the country.
The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
Ethel R. Ridgway Foundation
Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund
Carl Benson Endowment, Elizabeth Biorn Endowment, Kowalski's Markets, Red Balloon Bookshop, SAint ANthony Park Library Association, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota Zoo, Macy's, Minnesota Twins, CenturyLink, KARE-11, Minnesota Parent, Star-Tribune