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St. Paul Public Library is offering free programs for kids and teens during Spring Break April 5-12

By Donicia Soliz, Library Manager

St. Paul Public Library (SPPL) invites kids and teens to spend spring break at the library. Kids ages 7-11 can have a blast at all library locations with events including Pokémon parties, air-dry clay sculpturing, robotics and bean art. Teens can level up their gaming skills at one of several Clash of the Controllers gaming tournaments happening at seven locations.

George Latimer Library, 90 Fourth Street West, is one of the seven library locations hosting a Clash of the Controllers gaming tournament for teens ages 12-18 where they can show off their gaming skills and win prizes on April 10 from 3-5 p.m. 

Kids ages 7-11 can have fun with bean art at West 7th Library, 265 Oneida Street, on April 11 from 3-5 p.m. and at George Latimer Central Library, on April 13 from 11 a.m. to Noon. Create your masterpiece out of a variety of beans with different colors, textures, and shapes.

In addition to spring break activities, St. Paul Public Library and the St. Paul Conservatory of Music are partnering to offer intergenerational music programs at three locations. Son de Cuerdas will present music from North and South America in English and Spanish at Riverview Library, 1 E. George Street on April 6 from 1-3 p.m. and at Arlington Hills Library, 1200 Payne Avenue on April 20 from 1-3 p.m. These events include a musical instrument petting zoo and a meal celebration.

All events are free, and no registration is required. Find additional programs happening at libraries around St. Paul at

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