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Exciting times for Saint Paul Public Library

By Terry Giinther, Library Manager 
It’s an exciting time for Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL). We are kicking off the next phase of community engagement to co-create a vision to transform library spaces in Saint Paul. 
SPPL has a big goal for library buildings in Saint Paul: to invest in spaces that are safe, inviting, affirming and comfortable for people of all cultures, abilities and communities. SPPL created that goal with input from the community and it is part of the 2022 Strategic Direction. Read more at:
Using that goal as a springboard, SPPL further engaged with the community to create a facilities direction that presents a vision and set of recommendations for library buildings. It includes the transformation of three libraries in Saint Paul that have not been renovated in more than 30 years, Hamline Midway, Hayden Heights and Riverview, as well as improvements to technology and play and learning spaces in all library buildings in Saint Paul.   
SPPL recently announced that LSE Architects was selected as the design and engagement partner for the three library buildings. They are leading community engagement to inform schematic designs as we transform Hamline Midway Library and seek funding to transform Hayden Heights and Riverview libraries.  
To learn about SPPL’s vision to transform libraries and/or join the email list to learn about community engagement opportunities, visit   
Library Hours
The West 7th Public Library, 265 Oneida Street is open Mondays, Thursdays 12:30-8pm, Tuesdays 11:30am-5:30pm and Wednesdays, Fridays 10am-5:30pm. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. 

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