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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Change the world with our Teen Social Activism series

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What comes to mind when you think of activism and activists? For many, the idea of activist brings to mind leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, and Banksy. 

However, there's a growing movement of teen activists &nd...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

It's Time for Summer at Your Library!

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Our summer programs for kids, teens, and adults begin Wednesday, June 1 and continue through Saturday, August 20!  

Through the Summer Adventure program, kids ages 0-11 can read, learn, listen, and explore with an alien friend, Zorb. This flexible...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Ways to Celebrate National Library Week!

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We’re excited to celebrate National Library Week, April 3 to April 9! This annual event is a chance to recognize the important role libraries play in their communities.

This year’s theme is Connect with Your Library. In the words of thi...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

Great books to celebrate Women's History Month

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Each year in March we celebrate Women's History Month! While the official celebration looks at the vital role women have played in American history, we think it's a great time to also look further and celebrate women's history a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Great books to celebrate Black History Month

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While it’s great to read diversely throughout the year, Black History Month is a particularly excellent time to pick up about Black history, experiences, and culture. 

Curious about the history of Black History Month? NPR has got you cov...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Jazz and Friends National Day of School and Community Readings

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Join us for books, discussion, and more! Our readings and resources are in partnership with Welcoming School’s Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and nonbinary youth in our community.&n...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Jazz and Friends: Reading Discussion Questions

Join us for books, discussion, and more! Our readings and resources are in partnership with Welcoming School’s Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and nonbinary youth in our community.&n...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Jazz and Friends: Legal Information for Families

Join us for books, discussion, and more! Our readings and resources are in partnership with Welcoming School’s Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and nonbinary youth in our community.&n...

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Jazz and Friends: Recommended Videos for Kids

Join us for books, discussion, and more! Our readings and resources are in partnership with Welcoming School’s Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and nonbinary youth in our community. 

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Jazz and Friends: Additional Resources on Gender Identity

Join us for books, discussion, and more! Our readings and resources are in partnership with Welcoming School’s Jazz & Friends National Day of School and Community Readings in support of transgender and nonbinary youth in our community.&n...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Top checkouts and trending titles of 2021

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The end of 2021 is near, and with it comes the chance to reflect back on a year of reading. We've tallied the checkouts and looked through reading trends of the year to present some of the best and most popular titles of the year. Read on to see ...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Expanded digital access to newspapers!

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Library users now have remote access to the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star Tribune with your library card! Previously, access to current issues of these newspapers through an online databases was only available on in-library computers.

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

5 Great Reasons to Get a Library Card

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This month we’re excited to celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month, an annual event where we join with the American Library Association to promote the benefits of a library card for students, families, and learners of all ages.

Anyone who lives (or pays prop...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Get more for free with your library card!

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When you think about using your library card, it's natural to think about what you can check out by coming into the library – books, magazines, video games, and more. But your library card also grants you access to digital tools and col...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Books to Celebrate Pride Month!

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June is Pride Month, an annual celebration of LGBTQ+ Americans. Pride Month is celebrated each June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, and has grown to include celebrations across the country – including here in the Twin Cities

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