The Library Beacon
St. Paul Public Library
ST. ANTHONY PARK BRANCH LIBRARY
Como and Carter Avenues
The St. Anthony Park Branch Library, one of the three Carnegie
Branch Libraries in the city, was erected in 1917 and opened to the public
in July of that year. Since then, the book collection has increased from
5,000 to 11,800 volumes and the book circulation from 14,267 volumes
during the first year to 66,285 volumes issued in 1931.
The number of patrons using the Branch has steadily grown until
in 1931 there were 1,011 borrowers' cards issued, almost 300 more than
during the previous year. The club room and auditorium are used each
week by various community organizations: Parent-Teachers' Associations of grade and junior high schools, a civic club, several study clubs,
the community band, the local Improvement League, the Camp Fire
Girls, and other organizations.
"Come and take choice of all my library."