2011 was filled with challenges, but that didn’t deter us. Faced with nearly a million dollars in proposed budget cuts, changing technology and a need greater than ever for services offered by the library, the Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends rose to the challenge and worked together to improve the outlook for everyone in our learning community. Working together, we are accomplishing what we could not do alone. If you're a supporter, you can take a great deal of pride in these many successes.
Technology continues to profoundly affect the way we work, collaborate, communicate and, ultimately, succeed in the 21st century. The tools of learning, reading and information search have changed dramatically since the Library’s inception over 125 years ago. Just as Library staff used to help the public learn how to use the card catalog to navigate information, today they help people learn to use eReaders, master basic computer skills, navigate the web and use the SPPL mobile app. But important things have not changed. The library continues helping children, teens and adults learn to love words and stories; find books they will love; complete homework assignments; pursue a degree program; master new skills; and fuel their imaginations.
We are pleased to present this shared annual report highlighting the good work of The Friends and the Saint Paul Public Library and would like to thank you and the many other individuals who helped make this essential work possible.
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If you would like to receive a printed copy of the annual report, please make your request to The Friends' office at 651-222-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow two weeks for delivery.
Fully audited financial reports are also available upon request.
Volunteers make a difference
Learn more about the wonderful volunteers profiled in our 2008 annual report by clicking here. If you are interested in volunteering at the Saint Paul Public Library, please contact Wendy Neurer, the Volunteer Coordinator, at 651-266-7420 or at email@example.com for an application and to discuss volunteer opportunities. An interview will be scheduled, discussing time commitments, skills, and interests.
If you would like to volunteer with The Friends, please call us at 651-222-3242 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your time and talents are needed now more than ever!