Nestled between large pine and oak trees, Penn Lake Library opened in 1970. It was the first free-standing library built in the City of Bloomington. The library was renovated in 2003. In the decades before 1970, the library operated out of various locations in the community including Bloomington Schools Administration Building (1954-57) and Lincoln High School (1957-62).
8800 Penn Ave. S.
Bloomington, MN 55431
View the partial eclipse from your library’s lawn with a pinhole viewer or a pair of special eclipse-viewing glasses provided by the library.
Hennepin County Library offers a variety of classes and resources about small business management and creation, financial literacy and more.
Available with your library card, learning resource Lynda.com offers over 3,000 interactive video courses taught by experts.
Join us at Penn Lake 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.