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Recent News
New Excelsior Library Opening September 13, Current Library Closing August 16
The new Hennepin County Library – Excelsior at 337 Water Street will open with a celebration on Saturday, September 13. Event details are forthcoming. The current Excelsior Library at 343 Third Street will close on Saturday, August 16, at 5 p.m., to facilitate the move to the new location.
St. Louis Park Library to Close Temporarily for Building Upgrades
Hennepin County Library – St. Louis Park, 3240 Library Lane, will close for building upgrades on Sunday, July 27, at 5 p.m. The library is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m.
iPads Available for Checkout at 10 Hennepin County Libraries
Now your Hennepin County Library card can do even more. In addition to checking out books, movies and music, it can check out iPads for up to two hours of in-library use.
Summer Learning Is In Full Swing at Hennepin County Libraries
Bookawocky, the Library’s summer reading program, runs through Saturday, August 16, with hundreds of reading, art, science and other events at all 41 Hennepin County libraries and online.
Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain Reopens After Building Upgrades
Hennepin County Library – Maple Plain, 5184 Main St. E., reopens Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. after being closed for five weeks of building upgrades. New carpeting, seating, study tables, shelving and book bins have refreshed the library’s interior. The library now offers more usable space for patrons, as well.
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