This Carnegie-funded library opened in 1915. It is named for Charles Sumner, a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and an outspoken abolitionist. The library has received historic designation from the City of Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A 2004-05 renovation refurbished or reclaimed many historical building features. Before 1915, the library was located in a rented room at 901 6th Avenue North.
611 Van White Memorial Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
We offer online tools available free with your library card that can help you write your résumé and coach you on your interviewing skills.
The content you used to access from OneClickdigital and Zinio is now available in a unified mobile app, RBdigital.
Write about your life experiences, build writing skills, or write poetry with The Loft Literary Center at Hennepin County libraries.
Join us at Sumner Library to learn new things, be inspired and connect with others. Library events are free and open to all.
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