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Phone: (651) 917-0073 Ext.2241


Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Thank you for reading CSE Media Center's news section. Expect this section to be updated regularly with announcements, event details, information on new arrivals, and stories from CSE classrooms.

Celebrate Black History Month

February is African American History Month, when we join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

During Black History Month and throughout the year, reflect on more than 400 years of Black history and heritage in national parks and communities across the country. Find special places, historic moments, and personal journeys that contribute to conservations about Black representation, identity, and diversity in our nation's history and today. (

Of course, limiting learning about Black history and celebrating the accomplishments of Black Americans to one month a year is ridiculous. American history is Black history. Regardless, CSE reminds students, staff, and families to take time this February to participate in learning and discussion about Black history in America and how its effects are ongoing.

Explore our many titles focused on Black history, Black leaders, racial injustice and the fight for justice, the civil rights movement, and much more by taking a look at our Black History BookList.

The CSE Media Center is on Instagram

The CSE Media Center has a new Instagram account (@csemnmediacenter). If you use Instagram, follow us and get a free bookmark sent to you! Mr. Karpicke will be updating Instagram regularly with new arrivals, recommended reads for all grade levels, and ways to get involved with media center programs.

Library Go Comes to CSE!

We are excited to share that CSE is officially a Library Go school and all CSE students now have active Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) library cards. Library Go cards use our students’ school ID numbers with the prefix 2209192 and their password PIN is an 8 digit representation of their birthday (ex. November 19, 2009 = 11192009). Students login in using the SPPL website ( There is no physical card for Library Go accounts, keeping students’ accounts safer as there is no card to lose. With Library Go, students can check out up to 10 physical items at a time from any of the library branches. Online, they can check out eBooks & eAudiobooks through Cloud Library and Overdrive/Libby to read on their computers or tablets/smartphones, get homework help from a live tutor through Brainfuse, find primary resources using databases, and much more.

Contactless Library Book Pickup Service

This year during distance learning library books can be checked out using the new Contactless Library Book Pickup Service. This service is easy to use and will allow the CSE community to borrow library books without having to come too close to staff or other students. You can use the online library catalog (use the "FIND A BOOK" button) to decide what books you'd like, then you can request those books for pickup either online using the "LIBRARY BOOK CONTACTLESS PICKUP" button or over the phone (651-917-0073 ext. 2241). Check out the instructional video below for directions on how to use the service.

Contactless Library Book Pickup Instuctions.mp4

Hmong Studies Section


Volunteer at the CSE Media Center!

The CSE Media Center welcomes volunteers! Volunteers may assist with administrative library tasks (eg. re-shelving, managing the collection, assisting student patrons), read to students, or help keep the library clean and inviting. Volunteers may assist on a regular schedule (preferred) or on a limited, drop-in basis. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact Alex Karpicke at: