The Shoreview Library is one of seven branches of the Ramsey County Library. It is also part of the MELSA system. The other six locations are:
- Roseville - 651-724-6001 (Our park group goes out of our way to visit here because the location is very child friendly and has a separate room for kids.)
- Maplewood - 651-724-6003
- Mounds View - 651-724-6004
- New Brighton - 651-724-6002 (located in the NB Community Center along with The Eagles Nest Indoor Playground)
- North St. Paul - 651-724-6005
- White Bear Lake - 651-724-6007
New amenities at Shoreview Library
The new regional library opened its doors on Jan 28, 2017, after operating in a smaller adjacent building since the early '90s. The space has a large children's area with colorful seating and tall windows to let in plenty of natural light. A small, interactive treehouse play structure has been installed by the Minnesota Children's Museum and books for young readers are arranged horizontally for easier access. The teen area has been expanded along with community rooms and meeting spaces. More than $50,000 worth of new materials have also been added.
Expanded hours and programming at Shoreview Library
The Shoreview branch library is now open from 10am-9pm Mon-Thurs, from 10am-5pm Fri-Sat, and from 12-5pm on Sunday. Programming continues to include:
- Family Storytime: Mondays, 10:30-11am
- Baby & Me Storytime: Thursdays, 9:45-10:15am
- Opportunities for teens to interact in their own space: Thursdays, 4-8pm
- Fixit Clinics
- Drop-in computer help
Find a complete listing of Ramsey County Library - Shoreview branch programming HERE.
Read it Down Saturdays at Ramsey County Library
Visit any Ramsey County Library on the first Saturday of every month and let your kids (17 and under) "Read Down" their library fines. They'll earn $1 off their fines for every 15 minutes spent reading (or being read to) in the library and you'll get a little bit of relaxing reading time yourself!
Gallery 96 at Shoreview Library
Gallery 96 displays rotating art exhibitions at Shoreview Library. The public is invited to view works by local artists in the new Community Program Room gallery.