Franklin Library Celebrates 100 Years of Service

[…] report, 1918 The 1930s hit the Phillips neighborhood hard and the Great Depression’s effects of staggering unemployment and extreme poverty crept into the library as well.  Budget cuts, little money for books, and few open hours meant that Franklin’s librarians struggled to serve the community.  In these hard times, though, the neighborhood needed its library […]

A Little Free Library and an Even Littler, Equally Free Library (5900 Block of Russell Avenue South)

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A Tale of University Near Dale

September 17, 2019 12.5 Miles Macalester-Groveland, Summit-University/Rondo Little Free Libraries have provided second, third or more lives to countless books. The wood and plastic boxes are ubiquitous in Saint Paul and beyond. The first seed library I’ve encountered is perched in front of 1930 Jefferson Avenue in Mac-Groveland. The seed library at 1930 Jefferson […]

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Walking All the Streets of Northwest Lynnhurst

[…] a whole bunch of single-family homes. That’s what I saw on my first day walking the Lynnhurst neighborhood. But also some fall colors, a statue, a solar-powered Little Free Library, and a whole bunch of pumpkins. The neighborhood is bounded by 46th and 54th Streets and Penn and Lyndale Avenues: a perfect square mile aside from […]

Saturday Live! at St. Paul Central Library: No shhh-ing required.

[…] 5-minute walk away. Chocolate-malt lunch, anyone? On deck this Saturday: “Reading with Horse Power!” Hear a story about horses and pet a live miniature horse (not My Little Pony). Next Saturday it’s the award-winning Roe Family Singers. Check out the schedule to see what’s happening every Saturday. Oh, and there are books there too. Saturday […]