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Hamline Midway Library Update

February 7, 2023

Dear Friends,  The City of Saint Paul recently learned that the Hamline Midway Library has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This follows appeals to initial rulings by the City’s Historic Preservation Commission and State Historic Preservation Board, and comes despite the City’s own opposition…

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We’re Hiring! 

February 6, 2023

Position Opening: Programs & Services Manager  Overview  We are seeking a colleague who thrives on relationship-building, enjoys being part of a team, and wants to use their writing, process-minded attention to detail, and relationship development skills to head up client acquisition and administration for Library Strategies, a consulting group of The Friends. Our vision is…

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Selfies at the Ceremony!

January 28, 2023

Be Part of the Minnesota Book Awards!  During the 2023 Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony, The Friends will feature messages from readers like you from across the state. To participate, simply record a video of yourself using the following prompts:  Submit your videos here. Anyone who submits a video will be entered to win a Minnesota…

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New Board Members

January 11, 2023

The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library Confirms Eight New Board Members for 2023  SAINT PAUL, MN, January 11, 2023 —The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library has elected eight new trustees to its board of directors, effective January 1, 2023. The new members bring a wide range of experience to the organization,…

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We’re Moving!

October 20, 2022

The Friends will move its offices in early 2023. The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library is pleased to announce that in early 2023 we will be moving our office to downtown Saint Paul. We’ll be entering into a two-year sublease agreement with longtime partner Mairs & Power, who is making the generous in-kind…

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One Book | One Minnesota Ninth Chapter

October 17, 2022

Ninth Chapter of Statewide One Book Program Features  We Are Meant to Rise: Voices for Justice from Minneapolis to the World  SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, October 17, 2022 – The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, as the Minnesota Center for the Book, announces the ninth chapter of One Book | One Minnesota, a statewide…

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