SSP Library at Home

Fall Storytime Facebook
Cookbook club
Meditation for Inner Peace
Book Club
Spice Sampler

Adult Book Club: Our regular book club will be meeting virtually through Zoom during the closure. Register here if you’d like to join us. 

Book Match: Need a reading recommendation? Try SSP Library’s free service, SSP Library Book Match. Complete the form on our website and a librarian will create a customized reading list of five titles for you.

Book Snacks: Book Snacks is your chance to hear the first chapter of a children’s book read aloud by Miss Amy on our Youtube channel. 

Cookbook Club: SSP foodies, join us in cooking a dish from the same cookbook or blog and sharing your thoughts with fellow home cooks. RSVP to the Facebook Event or register on our website. This time, we’ll cook from any Barefoot Contessa cookbook by Ina Garten.

Meditation for Inner Peace: Learn how meditation can bring a healing power to help you in all spheres of your life. Please join Arlene Samsel for this engaging and informative workshop. Arlene will share a simple, yet powerful technique that will be explained and practiced during the session. The program will be offered via Zoom with a phone in option. Registration required.

Miss Amy’s Virtual Storytimes: Storytimes will return on Tuesday mornings starting September 15th at 10:30 on Facebook Live

Phone Reference: Monday-Friday 10-6. Call 651-554-3240.

Shelf Talk: A blog with posts about reading from SSP staff members. Connect with us through these posts and join the conversation.

Spice Samplers: Try something new by picking up one of our Spice Samplers starting October 15. First up...turmeric!

Tech Tutoring: We are still offering tech tutoring services by phone. Give us a call at 651-554-3243 or email Honora if you’d like to schedule an appointment. 

Virtual Programs Calendar: Since our in person programs are cancelled at this time, see what we’ve got planned virtually and register for programs we’re offering via Zoom.


Cloud Library: E-books that can be read on your computer or mobile device. A variety of popular titles are available.

Tumblebooks: TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

Hoopla Digital: The collection includes videos, audio and e-books, music CDs and comic books. Items are always available for checkout without waitlists.

RBdigital: A collection of audio books and magazines.

E-books Minnesota: Online e-books available to all Minnesotans. Items are always available for checkout without waitlists.

Romance Book Cloud: A huge collection of romance novels available 24/7.


Consumer Health Complete: Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.

Informe! (Revistas en Español): Features a collection of Hispanic magazines with full text. Covers business, health, technology, culture, current topics and other subjects. Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.

LearningExpressLibrary 3.0: Online courses in math and English, plus online practice tests for official exams, including civil service, academic achievement, citizenship, real estate, and military.

LitFinder: Features a searchable collection of full-text poems, essays, speeches, plays and stories. Includes biographies, explanations, and literary criticism. Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn software, technical, creative and  business skills — anytime, anywhere. Log in with your South St. Paul Library card, create your profile and you are ready to start learning.

Mango Languages: Mango is a self-paced online language-learning system that teaches actual conversation skills for many different languages including English.