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Teen Programs & Services
Tye-dyeHead on down to the Teen Area in the basement to find books, magazines, comics, and more to check out. The rules are simple: respect the space and respect others. During the year, watch for fun teens-only events, read for prizes during the summer reading program, or volunteer your time. To volunteer year-round, contact Honora.

*Full program calendar

Teen Short Story Contest
A picture is worth a thousand words. Dakota County teens can showcase their writing skills by viewing a picture and writing a short story—1,000 words or less—about what’s going on in the picture below to win prizes. Dakota County Library and South St. Paul Library’s annual Teen Short Story Contest runs Oct. 1–31 and is open to teens 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.

The rules
  • Open to teens ages 12–18 who live or attend school in Dakota County.
  • A limit of one entry per person.
  • Must be an original story of 1,000 words or fewer.
  • Entry forms are available online and in library branches starting Oct. 1.
  • Winners will be announced the week of Nov. 20. 

four teens hiking in mountains with sunlight
Amy Commers
Youth Services Librarian
Ph: 651-554-3244
Main: 651-554-3240 

106 3rd Ave. N. 
South St. Paul, MN 55075 

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