• #SPPSREADS -- Growing Stronger Readers this Summer

    This summer, encourage your student to beat the summer slide by reading frequently and for pleasure.
    .LIBRARYGO  .  SPPS Virtual Library



    Accessing Books This Summer

    Where can your kids find the books they want to read?


    St. Paul Public Libraries

    LibraryGo accounts are active year-round, so students can check out digital materials to read or listen to on their personal devices OR check out up to 5 print copies from any  SPPL branch. Student's Library Go Barcode number is 22091600 + ID Number (6 digits) and PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). Families may also find the SPPL Bookmobile in their neighborhood.

    St. Paul Public School Libraries

    Use the SPPS Virtual Library to connect to SPPS, SPPL and Electronic Library of Minnesota resources for reading, skill building, research and review.

    Little Free Libraries

    Here is an interactive map of all of the Little Free Libraries. You can search by zip code to find the locations nearest to you.

    Summer Reading Programs

    Many book stores and libraries offer free books and prizes for reading. Check out the different programs and reading challenges going on this summer...

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    St. Paul Public Library Summer Spark

    Read and earn prizes! Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! 

    Learn more & download your elementary activity options or your teen reading list...


  • SPPS Summer Reading Online Resources


    tumble book library

    A Collection of Animated Stories



    Pebble Go

    Nonficton Content for Emerging Readers



    Mackin Via

    A Collection of Nonfiction eBooks

    Login with your Active Directory Credentials



    Teen bookcloud

    Audiobooks and eBooks for Teens






  • Red Balloon's Summer Reading Bingo


    Collect bingos to earn prizes from Red Balloon and other Grand Avenue businesses. Blackout all the squares on your bingo card and return it to Red Balloon by August 27 and you'll be invited to the Super Secret End of Summer Party!


    Learn more & download your bingo card.

    Barnes & Nobles Joy of Reading


    Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books, write about their favorite part in a Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal. This year, Barnes & Noble has expanded the program to include teens and adults.

    Learn more & download the reading journal...

  • Ramsey County Library Summer Reading Program

    Summer Break at Ramsey County Library

    R.E.A.D: My Summer Library Experience

    June 1-August 17, 2019

    Ramsey County Library’s 2018 summer reading program is designed to inspire and encourage children of all ages to Read, Explore, Adventure and Discover throughout the summer.

    Learn More...


    Half Price Books Feed Your Brain



    Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week. Once you've reached 300 minutes or more, bring your reading log into your local HPB store to claim your Bookworm Bucks on or before August 29, 2019.


    Learn more & download your reading log...


    Free Summer Meals at the St. Paul Public LibrariesFree Summer Meals 


    Saint Paul Public Schools, in coordination with other local organizations offers free summertime snacks and meals at several locations. Snacks and meals are for anyone 18 and under. One meal per person. Food must be consumed on site during meal times.

    See locations and days here.

    Summer Eats Minnesota

    "Hunger Impact Partners has created a Summer Food Service Program Meal Finder App called “Summer Eats Minnesota.” Learn more here.


    Download on App Store

    Download on Google Play


Last Modified on May 21, 2019