Give to the Max Today.

Now more than ever, libraries are essential.

We know the road to recovery from this pandemic takes persistence. Every day, the Saint Paul Public Library is essential to providing neighbors across our city with the resources they need to heal, connect, and grow.

Your gift on Give to the Max Day matters as 300,000 residents rely on the library for:
• Distance learning support
• Job recovery resources
• Free digital resources and stories that inspire
• Critical social connections that help our community thrive

As we see the transformative power of generosity across Minnesota, we hope you’ll:

Give $50 because you believe the joy of learning lasts a lifetime.
Give $100 because you believe in access for everyone.
Give $200 because you believe in helping students and job seekers succeed.
Give $500 because you believe libraries are essential to Saint Paul’s recovery.

Now more than ever, Saint Paul values the library. Watch the video above to hear from your neighbors why it matters to them.

Working together in times of crisis is critical. During this time of great need, the generous support of people like you is essential to keeping our library strong.

That’s why The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library was founded 75 years ago—to make sure our library has the resources to respond to the needs of people in every corner of the city.

Donate now.

These are just some of the incredible ways our library has rapidly, and radically adapted services to respond to our community’s needs:

• Kids and adults safely checked out 104,263 materials through contactless pickup.
• More than 37,000 Saint Paul students and their families are connected with distance learning resources and online homework help through the Library Go program.
Four CARES Career Labs opened inside neighborhood library branches to help workers displaced by the pandemic learn new technical skills and find jobs.
• More kids now have a book to call their own, as 7,400 free-to-keep books were distributed to foster literacy skills.
Virtual storytimes, already viewed 74,000 times, are bringing the joy of learning to families across the city.
• The Bookmobile visited 30 locations each month to deliver meals, books, activity kits, and Wi-Fi access to thousands.

Please make a gift on Give to the Max Day and join Friends who invest in the library because they value the services, resources, and programs that are available to everyone—at no cost.

Thank you for helping keep our library strong, now and long after this pandemic is behind us.