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
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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 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.