Family & Education

(Re)Discover George Latimer Central Library

By Terry Giinther, Library Manager 
Have you been to the historic George Latimer Central Library recently? It’s worth the short trip down West 7th Street. The 1917 Italian Renaissance building is the flagship of St. Paul Public Library and has three floors of beautiful spaces filled with books, DVDs, magazines and music for all ages to check out, including special collections—like the St. Paul Collection of historical city documents — found only at George Latimer Central Library. 
George Latimer Central Library is offering new and expanded programs and events like Saturday Vibe! programming for all ages starting in January. Families with young children will find interactive story times, hands-on maker activities and crafts and live performances on Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m. Visitors can also learn about the architecture, history and collections within the building at monthly historic building tours.
Library After Dark for all ages on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. boasts free live concerts, game nights or guided maker activities like glass painting or laser engraving at the library’s Innovation Lab. Young children can come to pajama story times every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Room.
Starting Jan. 9, George Latimer Central Library, at 90 4th St. West, on Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, will be open Sundays from 1-5 p.m. With these added hours the library will be open Tuesdays through Sundays with evening hours on Wednesdays. Call 651-266-7000 or 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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