Library Updates

Welcome to the first day of May 2018.

A quick update of happening in the library. On April 26th we held our annual Breakfast in the Library for our avid readers and participants in the Maud Hart Lovelace. Students, teachers, and the Heads of school gathered in the library to enjoy homemade waffels, oj, and talk about all their favorite books they have read this year.

MAUDE HART LOVELACE WINNERS: During the breakfast we announced this years winners of the MHL nominees. In Division 1 the top 3 winners are: 1) Fort by Cynthia Defelice, 2) Turn Left At the Cow by Lisa Bullard, & 3) Dinosaur Boy by Cory Putman Oakes.  In Division 2 the top 3 winners are: 1) The War That Saved My Life by Kim Brubaker Bradley, 2) The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni, & 3) Beneath by Roland Smith.


April 2018

Avid Readers Breakfast. This year the annual avid readers breakfast will be held in the library on April 26th from 8-9 am.

March 2016

Maud Hart Lovelace and Star Of The North Voting!!

Students all over the state of MN are voting for their favorite books to win this year's Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award and Star of the North Picture Book Award! To be eligible to vote, students in grades K-2 must have read EIGHT of the TEN Star Of The North titles (individually or in class), or THREE of the TWELVE Maud Hart Lovelace titles Division I (grades 3-5), Dvision II (grades 6-8). Prairie and Jungle are voting as classes for their favorite picture book on the Star Of The North ballot, and grades 3-8 are voting within their Maud Hart Lovelace division. Anyone who is absent when the voting takes place may come to vote in the library before Wednesday, March 31. 

Maud Hart Lovelace Avid Readers' Breakfast April 29! 

Students who have read all 12 titles within each division are invited to the annual Avid Readers' Breakfast in FSM's Gandhi Library on Friday, April 29 at 8:45am. Read all 12 titles in your division between now and the end of Spring Break, and sign up by April 12 with Shahzore in the library. 

February 2016

Saint Paul Public Library Bookmark Design Contest

Design a bookmark promoting your favorite Minnesota Youth Reading Award book. Winners will receive a $40 gift card to Wet Paint, Michael’s, Barnes & Noble, Half Priced Books or Red Balloon, and will have their artwork made into real bookmarks and distributed throughout Saint Paul! Contest runs January 15 - March 15 and is open to kids in grades K-8. Entry form can be found here. Winners will be announced at final party (see below).


There will be voting boxes at every Saint Paul Public Public Library location during March. Stop by and vote for your favorite books!

Final Party

Join us for a final party to celebrate the winners of the Minnesota Youth Reading Awards and learn about next year's nominees. We'll also announce the winners of the bookmark design contest. Snacks, crafts, games, fun! Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m., Arlington Hills Community Center .


January 2016

Lili's Nook is now in the Gandhi Library! 

As you enter the library, you'll immediately notice our newly added reading nook. "Lili's Nook" was recently built and installed by parent volunteer, Matt Muenster. The nook frames our library window with beautiful bamboo wood shelves, housing Fiction and Non-Fiction titles, a new cozy spot to sit and read, and storage for our reading cushions. Lili Herbert came to the Friends School of MN as a parent and served as teacher, middle school director, and interim head, as well as head of school since 2006. The books in the section were all selected by Lili and the building of the nook was organized by parent volunteers as a thank you for Lili's years of service.
(Pictured: Caroline, Rohan, Joshua)