The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

A nonprofit organization

We Believe in Our Community.

We Invest in Our Library.

It all starts with community members like you.

Have you ever wondered exactly how our Saint Paul Public Library is funded? Or what types of resources The Friends supports? Check out this video to learn more about how Friends funding supports our Library and how you can be involved.


Together, when we invest in our Library, our whole community benefits from a stronger, more vibrant Saint Paul.

With your help, The Friends invests in libraries through . . .

  • Fundraising to support the library priorities of:

    • Innovation through pilot programs, including a social worker and culture-first community specialist
    • Opportunity for children and families through engagement like storytimes, Summer Spark programming, and Createch teen maker spaces
    • Digital equity and economic inclusion through access to technology, Digital Navigators, Wi-Fi hotspots, and Career Labs

  • Advocacy to deepen awareness, understanding, and value for public libraries across public and private sectors

  • Programming in libraries that connects readers with diverse Minnesota storytellers

Every day, Saint Paul Public Library is at the heart of our community, welcoming all of us to connect, grow, and belong.

With your help, The Friends invests in the Library through fundraising, advocacy, and programming. Together, we ensure our Library can offer us free and uncensored access to essential information and spaces to connect and belong. 

Please make a gift on Give to the Max Day and join Friends in building a dynamic library at the heart of every community.


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Thank you for being a Friend of the Library!

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The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

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Arts & Culture Education Children & Family Community Economic Development Ideas


332 Minnesota Street Suite W1420
St Paul, MN 55101



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