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
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 Sumner 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.