“We connect people in Saint Paul with the imperative and the joy of learning through a lifetime”
- Excerpt from the Saint Paul Public Library mission statement
The Library offers a spectrum of support for students of all ages, whether they are learning to read, earning a GED, or taking college level calculus. Distinct resources are available to help with science fair and history day projects. Teens also have special access to technology to pursue their learning interests. Teachers and tutors have unique privileges when checking out materials to help young learners.
In addition, the library offers tutoring for students in grades Kindergarten through three in the Read To Me program, and grades four through eight in the Reading to Achieve program. The Library is a member of the Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation Tutoring Partnership, as well as the Sprockets network of Saint Paul out-of-school-time providers.
The Friends consistently works to leverage community resources to enhance these services of the Library. The Friends is the fiscal agent for Sprockets, and annually makes a grant from its operating funds to the Library to support Youth Services.
At a Glance
Over 55,000 visits were made to programs for children and teens last year!