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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Proposed New Library in SSP

South St. Paul Public Library building

Dakota County is working with the City of South St. Paul to conduct design work for the proposed construction of a new 16,000-square-foot library at the corner of Marie Avenue and 7th Avenue. 

For about a century, the City of South St. Paul operated its own library. Because of cost increases to operate and maintain the site at 106 Third St., the city asked Dakota County to add the location into the county system.  After studying the specific needs of the South St. Paul community and a cost analysis, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved initial steps to design the library and work on a potential merger of the city's library into the county library system.  

BKV Group Architects were selected to design the building.

The existing building will be repurposed by the City of South St. Paul. 

Let us know what you think

The following in-person engagement events are planned in the South St. Paul area.

  •  Nov. 10, 2021, 5–7 p.m.: Open house – Central Square Community Center, Centennial Room

Thank you to those who participated in community engagement events. Once community engagement events are completed, a summary of responses will be made available. 


You can find more information on the South St. Paul Library project website at  or contact Dakota County at

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