Ramsey County Library is part of the MELSA system and has seven locations:
Roseville - 651-724-6001 (Our park group goes out of our way to go here because they are very child friendly and have a separate room for kids.)
- Maplewood - 651-724-6003
- Mounds View - 651-724-6004
- New Brighton - 651-724-6002 (Same building as The Eagles Nest)
- North St. Paul - 651-724-6005
- Shoreview - 651-724-6006
- White Bear Lake - 651-724-6007
Library cards also provide access to the RCL's extensive e-reading collection. According to its July/August 2017 Newsletter, RCL has over 21,000 ebooks, almost 7,000 e-audibooks and 224 e-magazine subscriptions.
Check Out STEM Kits
STEM Kits are available to borrow and are geared toward children ages 3-7. Check them out, read about a STEM topic, and then try related experiments at home. Think of them like an alternative to those expensive monthly mail-order boxes. Subjects include: magnets, motion, buoyancy, length, weight, volume and capacity, shapes and colors, patterns, and counting and numbers. Like books, these have a 3-week loan period with renewals allowed if there is no waiting list on the item.
Storytimes at Ramsey County Library
RCL offers regular Family Storytime and Baby & Me Storytime sessions, as well as special storytimes and story time guest stars. Find a complete list 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!
How to Get A Ramsey County Library Card
Anyone in the 7-County metropolitan area is eligible to get a library card from Ramsey County. If you are an adult or teen over 15, you just need to bring in a picture ID. Kids 15 and under need to bring in a parent or guardian with a valid picture ID.