Every day, the Saint Paul Public Library is essential to providing neighbors across our city with the resources they need to heal, connect, and grow.
Your gift on Give to the Max Day matters as 300,000 residents rely on the library for:
- Technology access and Wi-Fi connection - Job resources - Free resources and stories that inspire - Critical social connections that help our community thrive
These are just some of the incredible ways our library has served our community in the past year.
- More kids now have a book to call their own, as over 18,000 free-to-keep books were distributed to improve literacy skills and build home libraries.
- Over 37,000 Saint Paul students and their families are connected with learning resources and online homework help through the Library Go program.
- The Bookmobile visits 30 locations each month to deliver books, activity kits, and Wi-Fi access to thousands.
- Career Labs opened inside neighborhood library branches to help workers displaced by the pandemic learn new technical skills and find jobs. This pandemic pilot program provided 766 appointments with targeted support and access for COVID-impacted job seekers.
- The library also gave 792 TechPaks with refurbished laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots to job seekers.
- Through the help of The Friends' advocacy work, the library is opening branches to provide 67 more hours per week of in-person services. This advocacy work restored $351,000 in library funding to bring back staff and services.
Please make a gift on Give to the Max Day and join Friends who invest in the library because they value the services, resources, and programs that are available to everyone—at no cost.
Thank you for helping to keep our library strong and our community resilient.