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New SPPL mobile library coming soon

St. Paul Public Library (SPPL) announced last month a new state-of-the-art mobile library is coming this spring. Formerly known as the bookmobile, the new traveling library will offer an expanded set of library services to neighborhoods across St. Paul.   

SPPL said services of their current Bookmobile will pause March 31 while library staff transition from one vehicle to the next. During the pause in service, residents are encouraged to continue accessing library services through their nearest brick and mortar SPPL neighborhood library. The new Mobile Library is expected to hit the streets in early May 2024.  

A community celebration and ribbon-cutting for the new Mobile Library is being planned for late spring. 

After more than 19 years traversing all corners of the city, the current vehicle has reached the end of its useful library life. 

The new mobile library will be more accessible, efficient, and will better reflect St. Paul’s rich diversity by offering books in multiple languages and displaying vibrant art. In addition to a revolving collection of books for borrowing, residents will also be able to participate in ever-changing programming for all ages and connect with a digital navigator to answer technology-related questions and get access to broadband internet. The vehicle will also be wrapped with original artwork created by local community artist Emma Eubanks

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