Photos from Brooklyn Park Library grand opening celebrations

The new Brooklyn Park Library at 8500 W. Broadway Ave. opened on Thursday, June 23, 2016, with remarks by Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat and local officials as well as a ribbon-cutting, followed by a first chance for the public to see inside the new library. "This is the right investment for Brooklyn Park: a world-class library," Commissioner Opat said.

On Friday, June 24, the Library hosted an #Instameet, with photos taken and shared by local photography aficionados.

Saturday, June 25, brought another grand opening celebration for the community, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Geocaching, bookmaking and live animals were all part of the fun.

Take a look at the Brooklyn Park Library Flickr collection for images of the events.

If you weren't able to attend the grand opening festivities, Brooklyn Park Library is offering a variety of summer programs, from book clubs for adults, to tech workshops for teens, to hands-on science and nature experiences for kids.

Highlights of the new Brooklyn Park Library include a dynamic play and learn space for families designed with the Minnesota Children’s Museum, a teen-focused tech center with a recording studio, and flexible individual and collaborative work spaces for all ages.

The new library emphasizes STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and celebrates the diversity of world cultures in Brooklyn Park.

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