Hosmer Library serves the Powderhorn community of Minneapolis. It was the last of four Carnegie-funded libraries built in the city. Hosmer Library was one of 13 libraries developed under nationally known library director Gratia Countryman, who was instrumental in expanding the city’s library system in 1904-36. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is named for James K. Hosmer, who preceded Countryman as library director in 1892-1904.
Library building project information
347 E. 36th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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You are invited to the next community meeting about the library renovation at Hosmer Library on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8 p.m.
Teens in grades 6-12 can have up to $10 in fines and fees taken off their library card October 1-31 at Hennepin County libraries.
We offer online tools available free with your library card that can help you write your résumé and coach you on your interviewing skills.
Join us at Hosmer Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
Join these volunteers who work closely with library staff to raise awareness of library services, raise funds, and plan programs and events.