Libraries for Children

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The Children's Libraries in Minneapolis and St. Paul provide educational and recreational books, magazines, and programs to help patients and their families understand and adjust to their hospital experience as well as to promote the many benefits of reading for children of all ages. The library encourages patients and siblings to learn about specific diagnoses and become actively involved in their hospital care.

Library volunteers make bookwagon rounds to inpatient floors so children can check out library books without leaving their rooms. (Please return books to book drops located on each floor.) Patients and families are also welcome to call the Children's Libraries to request books. There's a wide selection of books to explore!

Check Us Out

The library is accessible to all patients, siblings, parents, and hospital staff. Library staff are available during library hours to assist in selecting appropriate materials and to help children use computers. Some of the resources and activities available in our libraries include:

Children's Library Hours and Locations

Children's - Minneapolis

Inside the Sibling Play Area, 2nd floor
(612) 813-6816

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.)

Children's - St. Paul
Inside the Child Life Zone, 3rd floor, River Tower
(651) 220-6368

Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m.)

Weekend hours vary



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